Ecology and conservation of ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) in a changing world

  title={Ecology and conservation of ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) in a changing world},
  author={J. McGraw and A. Lubbers and Martha E. Van der Voort and E. Mooney and Mary Ann Furedi and Sara Souther and J. B. Turner and Jennifer Chandler},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  • J. McGraw, A. Lubbers, +5 authors Jennifer Chandler
  • Published 2013
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
  • American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius L.) is an uncommon to rare understory plant of the eastern deciduous forest. Harvesting to supply the Asian traditional medicine market made ginseng North America's most harvested wild plant for two centuries, eventually prompting a listing on CITES Appendix II. The prominence of this representative understory plant has led to its use as a phytometer to better understand how environmental changes are affecting many lesser‐known species that constitute the… CONTINUE READING
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