Went out again today and went a little higher up than last time and found some of the prettiest tops I've seen yet. I almost hated to dig some of them. I got into a pretty good patch in one spot, but most of what i've found so far have been loners or doubles. I had to hunt really slow as some berries are gone with only green tops left, really easy to miss them with all the cover.
Interesting info hobbler, It seems strange that the roots with the really long rhizomes are often small roots. You would think that if it was 30 plus years old it would be a big root. It's a mysterious plant indeed.