Monday, May 9, 2011

Devil's Club, Oplopanax horridus

Five years ago I planted Devils' Club seeds harvested from a plant growing in the nearby forest. Two years later, three plants sprouted- one of which is shown below. The picture captures the dual nature of the plant - graceful stems with unfurling leaves and wicked spines that are on every surface of the plant.

5-20-2017 update:

5-20-2017 flower close up:

Here is a nice specimen growing nearby in the forest:

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