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Dwarf Ginseng - Panax trifolius

Dwarf Ginseng
"Where flowers bloom so does hope." ~ Lady Bird Johnson

Dwarf ginseng (Panax trifolius) is a tiny but gorgeous wildflower with interesting historical medicinal uses. It blooms for only three weeks from mid to late spring. You can usually find this plant living in northern Ohio’s moist rich woodlands with deciduous trees where the original ground flora is still intact. Native Americans would use this plant to help relieve chest pains, headaches, colic, hives, and gout. This plant is more common in northern Ohio. Look for it in places like Goll Woods State Nature Preserve in Fulton County and Eagle Creek State Nature Preserve in Portage County.

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