Pictures of Ginseng in May
I took a few pictures today for those of you wondering how the ginseng looks during mid- to late May. I’ll post a link to them over on the Ginseng Habitat Through the Seasons page, too. For those of you who enjoy nature sketching, I have a sketch of ginseng in May over at the nature sketching site.
Right now some of the flower buds are starting to open. Here’s a 4-prong with a few doing that.
Here’s the a closer zoom on the flowers. According to the article Ginseng Reproduction at Wild Ginseng Conservation’s website, ginseng is pollinated only by two insects: syrphid flies and halictid bees.
Other ginseng plants in the area still have tightly closed flower buds.
If you haven’t found your way around the blog yet, here’s a few links to other pages to do with Ginseng:
At the Wild Ozark store you can find books, articles and a photo-book on DVD.