Panax trifolius

Panax trifolius, commonly called dwarf ginseng, is plant native to the Northeastern and Appalachian regions of North America. It is found in low mesic woods with acidic soils.[1]

Panax trifolius
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Trifolius
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P. trifolius
Binomial name
Panax trifolius

It produces an umbel of white flowers in late spring. This species was used for traditional medicine by Native Americans.[2] Its tubers can be eaten raw or boiled.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Illinois Wildflowers
  2. ^ U.S. Forest Service
  3. ^ Niering, William A.; Olmstead, Nancy C. (1985) [1979]. The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers, Eastern Region. Knopf. p. 347. ISBN 0-394-50432-1. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)