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Astragalus

Botanical Name: Astragalus membranaceus | Family: Fabaceae Common name(s): Chinese Astragalus, Huang Qi, Milk Vetch GROWING Perennial; herbacious | Zones 4-11 | 3-4 feet | Pale yellow

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Schisandra

Botanical Name: Schisandra chinensis | Family: Schisandraceae Common name(s): Schisandra, Wu wei zi (Chinese, roughly translates to 5-flavored fruit), Magnolia Vine GROWING Perennial woody vine |

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Siberian Ginseng

Botanical Name: Eleutherococcus senticosus | Family: Araliaceae Common name(s): Siberian Ginseng, Eleuthero Root, Devil’s Shrub | Purple (male) and yellow (female) flowers in early summer. GROWING Shrub; perennial | Zone

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Gotu Kola

Botanical Name: Centella asiatica, syn. Hydrocotyle asiatica | Family: Apiaceae Common name(s): Gotu Kola, Indian Pennywort GROWING Perennial/Annual; herbaceous | Zone 8-11 | 6-8 inches tall | Greenish flowers sit underneath the leaves

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Ginseng

Botanical Name: Panax Ginseng (and other Panax varieties) | Family: Araliaceae Common name(s): Ginseng GROWING (for this and the harvesting section, I am going to focus on American Ginseng,

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