Eleutherococcus senticosus is a shrub of the family Araliaceae native of Siberia. The herbalists call Siberian ginseng often, even if it is illegal to sell under that name in some countries. This plant is also commonly used as a substitute for ginseng in China and Russia.
The Eleutherococcus senticosus is a deciduous shrub that can reach height of 2 to a maximum of 7 meters. He is only slightly branched and its branches have small spines. The long-stalked leaves are palmately divided, stalked leaves that are oval and serrated.
Are formed doldige inflorescences. The small, radially symmetric, bisexual flowers are yellow. The aromatic fruit is blue to black. The nature blooms in July and is pollinated by insects.
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