Ginseng proper (Panax ginseng)
General description: medicinal plant of eastern folk medicine, valued for its root properties, perennial growing up to 0.5 m, shrub resistant to frost.
Leaves: reach 10 cm, later a five-ended leaf is formed,
Fruit: small, oval, red drupe (stone fruit), containing two fused seeds which have a diameter of 4-6 mm.
Requirements / Cultivation: this plant is difficult due to its requirements; position in shade or partial shade; humus-rich soil; does not like excessive moisture in winter.