''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