Goldenseal Summit 2020 – Full Replay

A Round Table Discussion on the Future of Goldenseal Sponsored by The North Carolina Ginseng Association, Living Web Farms, and United Plant Savers The North Carolina Ginseng Association, United Plant Savers, and Living Web Farms put together an online event to capture the opinions and recommendations of a broad cross-section of experts and producers of …

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Ramps – Allium tricoccum

492=301 Ramps spring 2012 2 pic by Peggy 2.22.21 PM

Overall At-Risk Score:47 Latin Name: Allium tricoccum Allium tricoccum var. Burdickii, previously Allium burdickii ⁶ Common Name: Ramps; wild leek, Ramsons var. Burdickii if often referred to as Narrowleaf Ramps, Narrowleaf Wild Leek Family: Amaryllidaceae; Subfamily: Allioideae Geographic Region: Minnesota to Illinois to Maine – CT, DE, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, …

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American Ginseng

By Richo Cech This is an excerpt from Richo’s book,Growing At-Risk Medicinal Herbs. Notes on American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius L.)…As long as the minimum requirements of appropriate temperature, soil and shade are met, some success in cultivating ginseng outside its native range is a reasonable expectation. For example, west of the Rockies the states of …

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Lobelia (Lobelia inflata)

Lobelia inflata by hzell sm

By H. Zell (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons Historical Background Lobelia is a beautiful name for a beautiful plant with a notorious reputation and a rich historical past. There are more than 350 species of lobelia found worldwide. As a beautiful native plant, lobelia has work to do outside the …

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The Gentians

By Richo Cech The root of gentian stimulates the salivary glands and the digestion, while the flowers of this fantastic plant have long excited the gardener and the alpine hiker. The genus Gentiana is extremely diverse, represented by over 200 distinct species worldwide. The plants are distributed globally, mainly occurring in alpine regions. In North …

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Cultivation of American Wild Yam

By Richo Cech American wild yam (Dioscorea villosa or D. quaternata) is native to the Central and Eastern United States, from Minnesota south to Texas and across to the Atlantic States, excluding the states of northern New England. In northern areas, it can be grown very successfully in a greenhouse, as the plants prefer filtered …

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False Unicorn Cultivation

by Chip Carroll False Unicorn (Chamaelirium luteum) is a very unique perennial herb native to western Massachusetts to Michigan and eastern Canada, south to Florida and Mississippi (Newcomb 1977, USDA-NRCS 2005). Although the range is extensive, the occurrence of this elusive herb is rather limited and is most commonly found in the south. A member …

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