Found a lot of seng that was down and nearly out (like the two below)... and lots of others that looked worse than those two. Found some that just had a stem and a berry pod, and the prongs were gone and could not even be found (not eaten) just fell off and rotted already.
The last couple weeks here it has turned off hot again and dry... and that is sure making it hard on the seng.
This place I hunted has a long and very steep and rocky (partial bluff) that faces north, north east.. This makes the 3rd time I have hunted this place in the past 10 years... and it always produces. it is just a great place for seng.
Very steep and hard walking (more like climbing like a mountain goat)...
Here is a pic that shows part of how that affects the seng...
This decent 3 pronger was partially covered with dirt and leaves and rocks that had washed down that steep hillside but you can see the root and stem up the hill from it and the root neck and part of the root exposed.
Those are beauties! I can't tell much difference in our Seng here and what you have there. I used to buy Seng out of Monticello Ky and the roots from there were more long and stringy. Didn't have near the bulb in it as I have here or what you have. Kinda strange. Lol