Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1013

Forb
Perennial
Polygamo-dioecious

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Uncommon in Mountains, rare in Piedmont

Look for it in cove forests, bottomland forests, other nutrient-rich forests, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Palmately compound: 3-5 leaflets
A single terminal whorl of 3 leaves

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White/Greenish-white
Sepals obsolete
5 petals
Inferior ovary
Inflorescence a terminal, solitary, somewhat spherical umbel rising above leaves

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red
Drupe

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Apiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Panax trifolius   FAMILY Araliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Panax trifolius   FAMILY Araliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 139-02-001:
Panax trifolium   FAMILY Araliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Dwarf Ginseng