Panax trifolius

ClassificationDicots
FamilyAraliaceae
Family (Traditional)Araliaceae
GenusPanax
SpeciesPanax trifolius L.
Common Namedwarf ginseng
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Whorled; Simple/Compound: Compound;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 7.2
C value 7
StatusNative; TN[SNR] KY[S4?] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Ginseng trifolium Ginseng trifolium

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Campbell (KY), Laurel (KY), Lee (KY), McCreary (KY), Menifee (KY), Pulaski (KY), Rockcastle (KY), Campbell (TN), Cocke (TN), Cumberland (TN), Grundy (TN), Marion (TN), Overton (TN), Putnam (TN), Scott (TN), Sevier (TN), Van Buren (TN), Warren (TN), Washington (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: BOON, UOS, BEREA, EKY, HTTU, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1970 - 2017

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100208493 Lee Kentucky 27 Apr 1996 Danny Husband
24
EKY
Panax trifolius
31234100208451 Laurel Kentucky 17 Apr 1979 Richard H. Hannan
1211
EKY
Panax trifolius
31234100857356 Menifee Kentucky 02 May 1988 Ross C. Clark
21463
EKY
Panax trifolius
31234100208469 Laurel Kentucky 17 Apr 1979 Richard H. Hannan
1211
EKY
Panax trifolius
31234100208436 Menifee Kentucky 11 Apr 1975 J. Stuart Lassetter
2388
EKY
Panax trifolius
31234100208519 McCreary Kentucky 18 Apr 1979 Richard H. Hannan
1254
EKY
Panax trifolius
31234100208550 Pulaski Kentucky 08 Apr 2000 Robert C. Oney
6
EKY
Panax trifolius
31234100777570 Menifee Kentucky 17 Apr 2017 Thomas McFadden
431
EKY
Panax trifolius
31234100208568 Rockcastle Kentucky 24 Apr 1993 Randy L. Mears
93-75
EKY
Panax trifolius
31234100208535 Menifee Kentucky 21 Apr 1996 Mary Carol Cooper
28
EKY
Panax trifolius
31234100208477 Laurel Kentucky 21 Apr 1985 Ralph L. Thompson
85-49
EKY
Panax trifolius
BEREA002426 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Panax trifolius
TENN-V-0159277 Putnam Tennessee
TENN
Panax trifolius
TENN-V-0159278 Putnam Tennessee
TENN
Panax trifolius
TENN-V-0159280 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Panax trifolius
31234100208527 McCreary Kentucky 08 Apr 2000 Kara Beth Haynes
21
EKY
Panax trifolius
31234100208428 Campbell Kentucky 01 May 1970 Mike Hassan
EKY
Panax trifolius
31234100208543 Pulaski Kentucky 08 Apr 2000 Sherman Anderson
25
EKY
Panax trifolius
31234100208485 Laurel Kentucky 16 May 1979 Richard H. Hannan
1725
EKY
Panax trifolius
31234100208444 Laurel Kentucky 10 May 1979 Richard H. Hannan
1558
EKY
Panax trifolius
31234100208501 McCreary Kentucky 19 Apr 1979 Richard H. Hannan
1322
EKY
Panax trifolius
BEREA002425 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Panax trifolius
TENN-V-0159273 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Panax trifolius
TENN-V-0159281 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Panax trifolius
TENN-V-0159284 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Panax trifolius
TENN-V-0159283 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Panax trifolius
TENN-V-0159279 Putnam Tennessee
TENN
Panax trifolius
TENN-V-0159274 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Panax trifolius
TENN-V-0159272 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Panax trifolius
TENN-V-0159276 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Panax trifolius
000295 Van Buren Tennessee 20 Apr 2001 Chris A. Fleming
FCF-109
BOON
Panax trifolius
HTTU008545 Tennessee
HTTU
Panax trifolius
HTTU001992 Warren Tennessee
HTTU
Panax trifolius
HTTU031601 Marion Tennessee
HTTU
Panax trifolius
UOS00555 Grundy Tennessee 14 Apr 2002 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Panax trifolius
TENN-V-0159271 Cocke Tennessee
TENN
Panax trifolius
TENN-V-0159286 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Panax trifolius
TENN-V-0159270 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Panax trifolius
TENN-V-0159275 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Panax trifolius
TENN-V-0159287 Washington Tennessee
TENN
Panax trifolius
TENN-V-0159285 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Panax trifolius
TENN-V-0159282 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Panax trifolius
HTTU008546 Tennessee
HTTU
Panax trifolius
N/A Van Buren Tennessee 20 Apr 2001 Chris A. Fleming
UOS
Panax trifolius
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Plant Photos

Panax trifolius - Ashley B. Morris
Panax trifolius - Ashley B. Morris
Panax trifolius - Milo Pyne
Panax trifolius - Milo Pyne
Panax trifolius - Milo Pyne
Panax trifolius - Milo Pyne
Panax trifolius - Milo Pyne
Panax trifolius - Milo Pyne
Panax trifolius - Joey Shaw
Panax trifolius - Joey Shaw