Site Factors Associated with Natural Populations of Ginseng in Arkansas


Micheal S. Fountain

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September – 1982


Ginseng, Arkansas, Panax, quinquefolium

Twelve natural populations of ginseng (<em>Panax quinquefolium</em> L.) located in four of the major physiographic provinces in Arkansas were studied. Soil samples were analyzed for the major nutrients, pH, percent organic matter and texture. The typical soil on which the populations were found would be classified as a moderately acid clay soil with moderate to high fertility. A typical topographic position would be a gentle to moderately steep, well-drained midslope with a northeastern exposure.