Monday, January 31, 2011

January 31 - Devils Walking Stick - Aralia spinosa

The Devils Walking Stick

The Devils Walking Stick

This tree is the only member of this family, Araliaceae, that is native to the United States and the Southeast. The trees in these photos both live at the Asheville Botanical Gardens.

These trees are easy to identify this time of the year by the short, sharp spines which are all over the trunk and limbs. You for sure do not want to do much tree hugging with this particular tree; I always save my tree hugging for other trees.


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