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Code of Virginia
Title 3.2. Agriculture, Animal Care, and Food
Chapter 10. Endangered Plant and Insect Species
2/7/2023

§ 3.2-1007. Wild ginseng declared threatened plant species.

The indigenous plant, Panax quinquefolius L., of the Araliaceae family, commonly referred to as ginseng, is hereby declared a threatened plant species when it occurs in the wild. All persons buying wild ginseng or otherwise accepting this plant or part thereof for resale shall be licensed to do so and shall acquire wild ginseng or parts thereof in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and the regulations adopted hereunder. The wild ginseng harvest season shall be set by the Board. If any person takes wild ginseng, other than from his own land, on any other date it shall be deemed a violation of this chapter.

1979, c. 372, § 3.1-1027; 1983, c. 121; 2008, c. 860.

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