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Carol and Jerry Baskin
University of Kentucky
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0225

Family Scientific Name: Araliaceae
Family Common Name: Aralia family
Scientific Name: Panax quinquefolius L.
Common Name: American ginseng
Species Code: PANQUI
General Distribution: P. quinquefolius is found within temperate deciduous forests of North America; from Quebec to Georgia and waet to Iowa, Minnesota and Alabama.
Propagation Goal: Plants
Propagation Method: Seed
Product Type: Container (plug)
Propagule Processing: Seeds exhibit morpho-physiological dormancy.
Pre-Planting Treatments: Seeds are warm and cold stratified and germinate at 5 C.
References: Stoltz, L. P. and Snyder, J. C. (1985). Embryo growth and germination of American ginseng seed in response to stratification temperatures. HortScience 20, 261-262.
In: Baskin, C. and Baskin, J. Table 10.18 Chapter 10. Seeds: Ecology, Biogeography and Evolution of Dormancy and Germination. Academic Press, 1998. 666 pages.

Baskin, Carol C.; Baskin, Jerry M. 2002. Propagation protocol for production of container Panax quinquefolius L. plants; University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. In: Native Plant Network. URL: http://www.nativeplantnetwork.org (accessed 1 September 2015). Moscow (ID): University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources, Forest Research Nursery.