Photos, Prints, Drawings Ginseng plant with berries in fall

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Ginseng plant with berries in fall
Contributor Names
Eiler, Lyntha Scott (Photographer)
Created / Published
September 27, 1995
Subject Headings
-  Fall
-  September
-  Commercial gatherings
-  Ginseng (Panax quinquefolia)
-  Harvesting of fruits and vegetables
-  Tom's Hollow
-  Ethnography
-  Photographs
-  West Virginia -- Boone County -- Whitesville
-  Event: Ginseng Hunting.
-  Ginseng is protected under the Fish and Wildlife Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). According to the law, state ginseng programs set seasons for ginseng digging, penalties for violations, and advise diggers on propagation techniques. Wild ginseng requires rich soil in deep shade, and has not been addressed in reclamation planning. On Coal River, where "seng hoes" are standard household equipment, such techniques as replanting the "kernel" and dispersing the seeds have long been practiced by seng hunters. During ginseng season, one often sees ginseng hanging in windows, drying in the back windows of automobiles, or arranged around heat sources in homes.
35 mm Color Slide
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1999/008: CRF-LE-C012-03
Source Collection
Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)
American Folklife Center
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Eiler, Lyntha Scott. Ginseng Plant With Berries in Fall. 1995. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, (Accessed February 14, 2016.)

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