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COSEWIC Assessment and Update Status Report on the American Ginseng in Canada

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Assessment Summary

Assessment Summary – May 2000

Common name:
American Ginseng

Scientific name:
Panax Quinquefolius

Status:
Endangered

Reason for designation:
In spite of restrictions on international trade, high rates of collection continue and there have been significant losses of populations over the last decade.

Occurrence:
Ontario and Quebec

Status history:
Designated Threatened in April 1988. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed Endangered in May 2000. May 2000 assessment based on new quantitative criteria applied to information from the existing 1999 status report.