Sunday, March 30, 2008

Devilish


Devil's Walking Stick

(Aralia spinosa)


Not all handholds along the trail are suitable for grasping.

More Info:
USDA
Cooperative Extension Service








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9 comments:

Tom said...

Perhaps one of the best named plants that we have. You just don't hear things named after the devil anymore, do you? He seems to have gone out of vogue.

Tom

Cathy said...

Tom's comment is a little thought-provoking:0)

That's a wicked little smile on that twig.

Willard said...

A good post and photograph!

I like your series on the wildflowers a lot too. I can't wait till they bloom here.

It's also good to hear that your road is fixed!

mon@rch said...

Now that isn't the kind of walking stick that I would want to use!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Ouch, it hurts just to look at it. I am not familiar with this plant. I don't think I want to be either.

Lana Gramlich said...

Reminds me of one evening (on a road trip years ago,) I almost fell onto a barrel cactus in Arizona...

Old Wom Tigley said...

Perfectly named.. A very interesting post.. I will read up abit more about this.. as for the Devil.. he still about I'm sure.. just waiting his chance.

smilnsigh said...

Wow! And Ouch!!!

lisa said...

I planted one of these last year, but it's not that impressive...yet!