If you were in the Eastern US, I would say you have some horse chestnut saplings. Lord knows what similar looking species you have down there! PLEASE POST THE PICS! I've been lurking for a while now and this made me start posting!
I can't take any credit for being a long time buyer or seller, but I've been around ginseng a little and that sure does not look like Ginseng Quinquefolius. It also looks like what ever you are photographing is standing in water. That's a sure sign that it's not ginseng. If you are completely sincere and it is just a mistake of what you have, it is understandable. You have provided some entertainment at a slow time of the year.
Real turkey... definately a fake picture... my cut and paste is quite obvious.
There is some software out there that you can do that nicely with - I just don't have it.
You know if there were 6' tall ginseng plants... we would probably walk right by them and not notice them.
We are looking for something much smaller.
I have nearly passed up nice tall 3 and 4 prongs before because I am not looking for something that size.
Many years ago.. back in the early 80's... the tallest plant I can ever remember digging.
I found a nice patch of 3 and 4 prongs - some nice ones.
And as I started to dig one of the 4 prongs I went to break a bush out of the way that was towering over it.. and then I realized it was actually a monster 4 prong. The stem on that plant would not fit thru the button hole on my shirt. It was a nice one.