** For Regulations to export American wild ginsengs click here
NEVER: Take anything from public land or parks. All animals, plants, seeds, trees, herbs, and everything else belongs to the public and it is illegal to remove anything. If you get caught you will probably get the maximum fine.
NEVER: Dig ginseng outside of the harvest season. Find out the harvest season for your state and only take it in this time frame.
Since ginseng is protected as an endangered species under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES, which also regulates trade in rare animals), harvesters need to understand some simple rules.
State Ginseng Laws and Regulations
State Laws about Ginseng: United States Wild Ginseng Law and Regulations