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Devil's Club This plant is all over the place in Pacific Northwest forests. The stems are covered in many, many very fine little thorns. I can tell you from experience that if you accidentally grab one of these to stop yourself sliding you will very much regret it (and need tweezers) later on. They do however catch the forest sunlight rather beautifully. These plants are fairly immature and still relatively small. They can get much larger, with way more wicked spines than these young plants.<br />
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Devil&#039;s club is related to Siberian ginseng and has been used medicinally by Alaskan and Pacific Northwest Native peoples. Devils club,Geotagged,Oplopanax horridus,United States Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Devil's Club

This plant is all over the place in Pacific Northwest forests. The stems are covered in many, many very fine little thorns. I can tell you from experience that if you accidentally grab one of these to stop yourself sliding you will very much regret it (and need tweezers) later on. They do however catch the forest sunlight rather beautifully. These plants are fairly immature and still relatively small. They can get much larger, with way more wicked spines than these young plants.

Devil's club is related to Siberian ginseng and has been used medicinally by Alaskan and Pacific Northwest Native peoples.

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  1. whoops - that's what I get for posting tired :p - description moved. Posted 5 years ago, modified 5 years ago
  2. Thank you for a very educational post, you truly made this more than a photo. One small request: you can put your description in the photo description field, instead of in the comment. It's in the form that opens when clicking "Edit details".

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Devil's club or devil's walking stick is a large shrub primarily native to the cool moist forests of western North America, but also disjunct on islands in Lake Superior. It is noted for its large palmate leaves and erect, woody stems covered in brittle spines.

Similar species: Ginseng And Carrots
Species identified by morpheme
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Uploaded Jul 7, 2014. Captured Jun 7, 2014 11:02 in National Forest - 7065, Enumclaw, WA 98022, USA.
  • X-E1
  • f/8.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO200
  • 55mm