Thank you for responding...very respectful thing to do.
Trillium? .... yes, a limited number of white and a few red. Also blue cohosh, may apple, plentiful christmas fern along with hayscented, and spinulose wood fern, not much in the way of jack-in-the-pulpit, trout-lily, white baneberry (dolls eyes) yes, and mayflower a little later on in the spring. The site I have selected consists of 70-100 (and a few real old fellas) year old sugar maple (15-20\"dbh), black cherry, American beech, a few scattered hemlock and ash as overstory species. Not much in the
way of understory species...... rather open...great for deer hunting.
I cannot remember when I received the seed....but I planted them within a couple days of getting them....late Oct., early November. The humus was not particularly dry and I covered with the autumn leaves after planting for protection. General characteristics of the site are...a fertile, upland, well drained site where sugar maple does well. Well shaded with few
openings in the canopy. Soils are derived from limestone/shale so they are not acidic. From my reading I would have guessed this was an ideal site, but having never grown ginseng before...?????? What do you think?