Some of my ginseng plants grown from Tuckasegee Valley NC collected seed over 20 years ago. I grow it to keep the plant from going extinct in GA from over collection. In all my journeys through the woods in the GA mountains over 40 years I have never come across a single wild plant. During late summer/fall the leaves turn a bright yellow making it easy to spot in the woods.
ginseng1 by Natureman29, on Flickr