Sorry, it's another identification thread. I think this looks a lot like ginseng, but it's pretty far from the mountains and it's growing in some soil with a good bit of clay. I have my doubts given the look of the stem. But, I'm not completely sure. Also, hopefully I shouldn't have posted this in the Misc roots section.
VAhunter: Another thing that quickly rules it out as being seng is the 5 leaflets on each prong of seng always meet at the same point, unlike the hickory seedling. Never a space between them on an individual prong of seng.