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 and leaves unfurling and the wicked spines that are found all over the plant.

Here is a nice specimen growing nearby in the forest:

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