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Panax trifolius

Dwarf Ginseng

Scientific Name:

Panax trifolius

Genus:

Panax

Species Epithet:

trifolius

Common Name:

Dwarf Ginseng

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Araliaceae (Ginseng Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White, Pink

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May, June

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

“Cove forests, bottomland forests, other nutrient-rich forests” (Weakley 2015). Uncommon in NC Mountains, rare in Piedmont.

Leaf Arrangement:

Whorled

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Compound

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

State Rank:

S3: Vulnerable (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

State Status:

W1: Watch List: Rare but Relatively Secure (*Key)

Patch of Dwarf Ginseng

Dwarf Ginseng is a northern species found on rich soils in scattered locations. It is uncommon in the NC mountains and rare in the Piedmont.

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Paynter, 2011

Flower

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Leaves

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Fading flower

Flowers turn pink as they age.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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