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Arkansas State Ginseng Laws
• No license is required to harvest or sell ginseng in Arkansas.
• A Ginseng Dealer License is required to buy wild or cultivated ginseng in Arkansas for sale across state lines.
• The harvest season for wild and artificially propagated ginseng in Arkansas is from September 1 to December 1. The state does not allow green ginseng roots to be possessed between April 1 and September 1, and all harvested ginseng must be sold between September 15 and March 31 of the next year.
• Arkansas state law requires that wild ginseng only be harvested when the fruit is red, and only from “well developed plants” with at least 3 prongs.
• Arkansas requires that wild ginseng collectors plant the seeds of harvested plants at the digging site.• Ginseng may not be harvested on state land in Arkansas, nor in the Ouachita or Ozark National Forests.
• The Arkansas State Plant Board, serves as the state’s ginseng coordinator. This office can be reached at (501) 225-1598 or by addressing correspondence to: Arkansas State Plant Board PO Box 1089 Little Rock, AR 72203
Provided by the American Herbal Products Association, in cooperation with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service