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Dwarf Ginseng
Panax trifolius
(formerly Panax trifolium)

Dwarf Ginseng (Panax trifolius) Other common names: Groundnut

Other scientific names: Panax trifolium, Aralia trifolia, Ginseng trifolium

French names: Ginseng trois folioles

Family: Ginseng Family (Araliaceae)

Similar species:
  •   Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius)


Flowers: Spring;  White;  5 parts (petals)

Leaves: Compound

Habitat: Forests

Uses: In spite of its name, this particular species has no medicinal qualities.

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 286   

Native/Non-native: Native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: trifolium: three-leaved


Photographs: 166 photographs available, of which 7 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Dwarf Ginseng (Panax trifolius) plant

Dwarf Ginseng (Panax trifolius) flowers

Dwarf Ginseng (Panax trifolius) flowers

Dwarf Ginseng (Panax trifolius) plant

Dwarf Ginseng (Panax trifolius) seeds forming

Dwarf Ginseng (Panax trifolius) leaf

Dwarf Ginseng (Panax trifolius) plant


Range map for Dwarf Ginseng (Panax trifolius)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

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