A person may not sell, purchase, or possess any green roots of wild ginseng, except during the open season.
A dealer licensed under part 6282.0400 may not carry, ship, or export out of the state any ginseng grown in Minnesota, whether wild or artificially propagated, without first presenting the ginseng to a conservation officer who must inspect it and attach to each container or package a label provided and signed by the officer verifying the contents, and containing the following information:
dealer's name and license number;
date of inspection;
quantity by weight of ginseng contained in the package; and
whether the ginseng contained is wild or artificially propagated, and the quantity by weight of each.
A person may not harvest, dig, or disturb any wild ginseng plant unless the plant has at least three prongs (leaves) with five leaflets each.
Immediately after digging or removing any wild ginseng plant, the digger must remove all of the seeds from the plant's berries and plant them in the area where the plant was dug. Seeds must be planted by removing surface litter, planting each seed at a depth of one-half inch in the underlying soil, and replacing the surface litter over the planting site.
MS s 84.093
18 SR 83
June 11, 2008