Sunday, October 31, 2010

October 31 - The Devils Walking Stick - Aralia spinosa

The Devils Walking Stick



What a great tree for Halloween!!! The very name of this tree sounds like a Halloween story waiting to be told.

This tree has short, sharp spines that will hurt your fingers when you touch the stems of this tree. I think that must be why it is called the Devil's walking stick. For who but the devil himself could walk with sharp spines digging into his hands while using a branch of this tree as a walking stick?


"I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion."
Henry David Thoreau



Rebecca

Happy Halloween

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