Rooting For Ginseng

JMU Professor, Student Trying To Rejuvenate Dwindling Species

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Posted: March 11, 2014

Heather Griscom, an associate professor of biology at James Madison University, uncovers the American ginseng research project that one of her students is working on. The ginseng is now dormant in the greenhouse, which simulates a forest floor. Griscom and her student are trying to discover a way to restore ginseng to the wild. (Photos by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
Containers of American ginseng rest dormant in a greenhouse. The root grows in a moist forest environment, which the greenhouse provides.

HARRISONBURG — A James Madison University associate biology professor and one of her students are collaborating on a research project that could help reintroduce American ginseng — a threatened…

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