LOT* 50 AMERICAN GINSENG SEEDS * American ginseng (Panax quinquefolium L.) grows in the eastern half of North America. This perennial herb inhabits hardwood forests on well drained, north-and east-facing slopes in predominantly porous, humus-rich soils. Ginseng also grows on southwest-facing slopes, in soil where sand or clay is characteristic, and in forests with conifers and softwoods, but most wild populations thrive in upland, north-and east-facing woods where shade and loam soils are typical. Wild and cultivated ginseng produce an annual crop in the United States and Canada valued in excess of $25 million!!!