This native, miniature version of wild ginseng rises up an umbel of white flowers above 3 compound leaves.
While the root of the dwarf ginseng is edible, it's reputed to have a pungent taste, and does not carry the medicinal qualities of the American Ginseng.
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Emily is an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist who spends her time exploring and learning about the unique history and nature in North East Ohio. She lives with her fiancé and cat in Wooster where she also works at a bookstore and grows and cans her own vegetables. When she's not doing that, yoga and embroidery (not at the same time) are other things she enjoys.