We don't have a season we just dig when it's an ethical time till the snow flies. In Ontario and Quebec the plant is protected by CITIES,COSEWIC AND WAPPRIITA almost forgot SARS. SARS ain't that disease it's some government group. In Quebec they don't pay much attention to any of these groups and allow export. Ontario told me to just export it if I want, no one will say anything.
The boys make all the rules that no one enforces, to protect a plant that they think is endangered. They have this paper that shows where the last stands are and how many plants are left at each site. It's only a few thousand altogether... but it's every where up hear. Them university guys that did the leg work must of just found the local bar or some other crop.
Don't get me started on all this, spent years tring to make them see the forrest thru the trees.
It only grows in these two provinces.