Araliaceae Panax quinquefolius L.

American Ginseng

Cherokee - Other, Cash Crop

Use documented by:
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey, 1975, Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History, Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co., page 36

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Scientific name: Panax quinquefolius L.
USDA symbol: PAQU (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: American Ginseng
Family: Araliaceae
Family (APG): Araliaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Cash Crop
Notes: Roots sold in large quantities to traders in the late 19th century for fifty cents a pound.

RECRD: 9196 id: 25347