Sunday, July 31, 2011

July 31 - Devil's Wallking Stick - Aralia spinosa

The top of the Devils Walking Stick Tree at the Asheville Botanical Gardens.


  1. This is a really interesting plant. Does it "walk" like the name suggests? I love these plants....roots above or below ground?

  2. I love this tree as well. The name refers to the Devil being the only one mean and tough enough to use such a prickly pointy stick as a walking stick. The roots are below the ground. The leaves are quite interesting as well being bi pinnately compound.