All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Ginseng berries</strong>
<em>Panax quinquefolium</em>
If Ginseng (a.k.a. "Sang") is harvested for the roots, the red berries should be planted nearby. Harvesting the plant in state parks and the Smokies is prohibited. Poaching of ginseng has ...
Ginseng berries
Panax quinquefolium
If Ginseng (a.k.a. "Sang") is harvested for the roots, the red berries should be planted nearby. Harvesting the plant in state parks and the Smokies is prohibited. Poaching of ginseng has become a problem, so rangers inject an orange dye into the roots to help mark them for identification. It is hard to believe that this year (2005) is the first time I have ever seen ginseng, despite tromping around in the woods for over 20 years! For that reason, I'm not revealing the location of this plant!

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