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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 2. Agriculture
Agency 5. Department of Agriculture And Consumer Services
Chapter 321. Regulation of the Harvest and Purchase of Wild Ginseng

2VAC5-321-30. Conditions governing the harvest of wild ginseng.

A. The harvest season for wild ginseng begins on September 1 and ends on December 31 of each year.

B. A person may not harvest wild ginseng from January 1 through August 31 of each year.

C. A person may not harvest wild ginseng that:

1. Is younger than five years of age;

2. Has fewer than four stem scars present on its rhizome; or

3. Has fewer than three prongs.

D. A person who harvests wild ginseng must plant the seeds of the harvested plant at the harvest site at the time of harvest.

Statutory Authority

§ 3.2-1002 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 23, eff. August 14, 2013.

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