Juvenile: 2-leaf ginseng plant

Once a ginseng plant has developed 2 leaves, it can reproduce. Some juveniles have an inflorescence and some do not. Those that do quite often do not produce any berries. This is likely due to the relatively small amount of resources stored in the still-growing root. Juvenile plants vary widely in age, from 2 years old (which is unusual) to over 50 years old (also unusual). A typical 2-leaf plant is between 5 and 15 years old.