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Is this ginseng?

 
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I was thinking this was ginseng but all the pics online show the berry cluster above the leaf canopy. And this plant has the cluster on the stem about 1/3 up stem from ground. The berries turn red around the same time. And if it matters I'm in southern illinois region. And btw this pic is of a really big one I found. Most of the ones I've seen only have maybe 20 berries on the cluster. But this one has like 50+, not sure if that even means much but it sure makes it look healthier. But I'm very unsure on what this is? If it's not ginseng then I'll stop avoiding it with weedeater and mower. Also the deer seem to like the leaves as I've seen them chew the leaves off. Hopefully the pic and info I gave helps identifying it cuz I'd love to know forsure....

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Mike
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looks like Green Dragon/Arisaema dracontium. it's close relative jack-in-the-pulpit has the same berries but fewer leaflets. not ginseng.
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