twirl n wNC
= quirl n b(5).
2010 in 2020 DARE File—Internet wNC, I have been digging wild seng in western north carolina for a few years now. . . I have found literally 3 pounds on one hillside. . . Im talkin about all 4 prongs with root twirls that age 50 years. 2014 Ibid wNC, Yeah man my dealer n I were actually talking about this the other day. . . Said that any extraordinary roots with old long twirls or absolutely huge freakish roots [he] will pay extra money for. 2020 DARE File—Internet cwNC, The neck or rhizome [of a ginseng root] is actually an ‘underground stem’, made up of the ‘bud scale scars’ left each year after the yellow top dies back in the fall. The neck is sometimes referred to as ‘the twirl’ because the scars are always 90 degrees opposite from the previous scar, giving it an interesting ‘spiral’ pattern.