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Devil's Walkingstick (Aralia spinosa) On a forested trail. <br />
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Devil's Walkingstick (Aralia spinosa)

On a forested trail.

Devil's Walkingstick (Aralia spinosa) Young growth from a twig/stem. On a forested trail. <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83784/devils_walkingstick_aralia_spinosa.html Aralia spinosa,Geotagged,Summer,United States

    comments (4)

  1. Easy to see why it's named that way, cool find! Is that a spider in the bottom? Posted one month ago
    1. A harvestman, I'm thinking!

      And I'm glad you enjoyed this observation. Jason actually pointed this out to me (and knew the common name)! He had several run-in with those thorns as a child, so I don't think he will ever forget it!
      Posted one month ago
      1. As a child...when he was still in devil form? Posted one month ago
        1. He is still a "little devil" :P Posted one month ago

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''Aralia spinosa'', commonly known as devil's walking stick, is a woody species of plant in the genus ''Aralia'', family Araliaceae, native to eastern North America. The various names refer to the viciously sharp, spiny stems, petioles, and even leaf midribs. It has also been known as Angelica-tree.

This species is sometimes called Hercules' club, prickly ash, or prickly elder, common names it shares with the unrelated ''Zanthoxylum clava-herculis''. For this reason, ''Aralia spinosa''.. more

Similar species: Ginseng And Carrots
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Sep 1, 2019. Captured Aug 31, 2019 11:08 in 1850 Carters Dam Rd, Chatsworth, GA 30705, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/32.0
  • 1/41s
  • ISO250
  • 100mm