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TOPIC: Is this ginseng?

Is this ginseng? 2 years 6 months ago #35348

Sorry, it's another identification thread. I think this looks a lot like ginseng, but it's pretty far from the mountains and it's growing in some soil with a good bit of clay. I have my doubts given the look of the stem. But, I'm not completely sure. Also, hopefully I shouldn't have posted this in the Misc roots section.

i.imgur.com/YHuErq4.jpg

Thanks

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Re:Is this ginseng? 2 years 6 months ago #35349

Looks like a buckeye tree to me, also ginseng doesn't have a wood stock. That one thing has help me find ginseng and that one I found today.

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Re:Is this ginseng? 2 years 6 months ago #35350

looks like a hickory sprout they do some times look a lot like ginseng but the wood stem is always a sure bet that it,s not ginseng sorry

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Re:Is this ginseng? 2 years 6 months ago #35352

Yep, that's what gave it away. The wood stock. Surprisingly similar though!

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Re:Is this ginseng? 2 years 6 months ago #35353

Yeah, I'm thinking you're right about the hickory sprout, because I found some hickory nuts in the soil next to it.

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Re:Is this ginseng? 2 years 6 months ago #35354

Here's the root:

i.imgur.com/mfkFFoG.jpg

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Re:Is this ginseng? 2 years 6 months ago #35356

Hickory

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Re:Is this ginseng? 2 years 6 months ago #35372

VAhunter: Another thing that quickly rules it out as being seng is the 5 leaflets on each prong of seng always meet at the same point, unlike the hickory seedling. Never a space between them on an individual prong of seng.

Jim

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