Ginseng is a relatively small woodland plant. This one has ripening berries.
Ginseng flowers. They are tiny and green.
Closeup of flowers and flower buds.
Here the flower cluster is largely finished flowering and fruit is developing.
An entire Ginseng plant. Note there are usually five leaflets, except in young plants.
Ripening berries, with a hand for scale.
Photograph by Kim Sayers
Another entire Ginseng plant.
This is a location where poachers have illegally dug up Ginseng plants. As Ginseng is regarded as an effective medicinal plant, it is in high demand.
At this location there were a few very young Ginseng plants scattered around the edge, which had apparently been overlooked by the poachers.