Species Detail

Panax quinquefolius L.
American ginseng


Scientific Name:  
Panax quinquefolius L.
Common Name:  
American ginseng
Myaamia Name:  
piloohsa
Uses:  
Medicinal, Material, Technology
Harvest Seasons:  
Winter
Habitats:  
Dry Prairie grasslands, Wet Prairie grasslands with flooding, Deciduous Swamp no coniferous domts.
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Cultivated

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Panax quinquefolius L.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Dunn, J.P. Circa 1900 Use - Medicinal  Ginseng pilosa used to produce fruitfulness in women; taken as a tea or decoction pilosapoI
Rafert, S. 1992 Use - Technology trade  collected and dried; then sold for pharmaceutical use
Charlevoix, P. 1923 Use - Medicinal 
Strack, M. 2004, February 27 Use - Medicinal  harvested for use
Strack, M. 2004, February 27 Horticultural Info  Harvested just a little each year from large patches
Botanical Sources  
Panax quinquefolius L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Gleason, H.A. & Cronquist, A. 1991   Occurs in rich woods throughout eastern and western Miami lands
Related Sources  
Panax quinquefolius L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Clark, J.E. 1993   Shawnee collected this plant