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Is this ginseng ? 2 years 8 months ago #34481

Hi.
I am wondering if this is ginseng ? this is near Montreal ( hardiness zone 5B )
the picture is from last fall.
if someone has a link for ginseng look alike plants, that would be great.
thank you
stef.

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Re:Is this ginseng ? 2 years 8 months ago #34483

I'm used to seeing berry clusters that are much tighter, instead of the spread out berrys in your photo. the leaf does look similar. Not too sure about this one... however am leaning away from that it is 'sang.

BTW, welcome to the forum!

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Re:Is this ginseng ? 2 years 8 months ago #34488

Herbeapuce:

That is red baneberry. Closely related to black cohosh. A very far north growing plant.

www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www....amp;ved=0CD0QMygMMAw

Jim

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Re:Is this ginseng ? 2 years 8 months ago #34491

Yap. Seems you are right....
thanks for your help everyone !..

stef.

www.google.ca/search?q=red+baneberry&...rry%252F%3B600%3B450

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Re:Is this ginseng ? 2 years 8 months ago #34512

I was going to say the berry cluster configuration reminds me of the Doll's Eye plants in my area (white baneberry). So that explains a lot, thanks Jim.

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Re:Is this ginseng ? 2 years 5 months ago #35289

So sorry I had forgotten to thanks everyone here.
Have a great day.
stef

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