American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) Roots

Yellow, branching, slightly wrinkled roots with narrow roots spreading from the edges, on a crimson backgroundView Full Resolution

This photo shows American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) roots, from somewhere in the northern Appalachian region. Ginseng is a very long-lived plant; these particular roots, according to the photographer, are 40-65 years old.
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© John Carl Jacobs

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