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Can you find ginseng in Illinois?

Ginseng may not be harvested on state land in Illinois, nor in the Shawnee National Forest or Midewin Tall Grass Prairie. Ginseng may not leave the state without inspection and official certification by the IDNR.

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Also, where can I find ginseng in Illinois?

American ginseng is found in rich hardwoods, often on north-facing slopes or in ravines, and in wooded dune hollows and leeward slopes along Lake Michigan. Wild ginseng is the root of the ginseng plant which is growing in or has been col- lected from its native habitat.

Furthermore, where is the best place to find ginseng? Ginseng is native to hardwood forests of North America, from southern Canada (Ontario and Quebec), west to South Dakota and Oklahoma, and south to Georgia. It usually grows in well-shaded areas (especially north- or east-facing slopes) of moist hardwood forests.

Also to know, how do you identify wild ginseng?

How to Identify a Mature Wild Ginseng Plant

  1. Know your state laws. Some states have laws that regulate the harvesting of ginseng.
  2. Look for ginseng plants.
  3. Count the number of prongs (branches) from the main stalk.
  4. Run your finger down to the stem.
  5. Look at the fruit.
  6. Measure how high the plant is.

Does ginseng grow in Massachusetts?

Ginseng in massachusetts. According to the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife, ginseng, panax quinquefolius L., is a “species of special concern.” However, you can grow it, and directions for doing so are available at www.mass.gov/eea/docs/dfg/nhesp/species-and/panax-quinquefolius.

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