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Devil's Walking Stick
Aralia spinosa
Distinguishing Features: Prickles on young stems, large clusters of tiny flowers at branch tips
  • Type: Deciduous
  • Form at maturity: Upright, typically grows to 10 to 15 feet tall, but infrequently grows as a flat topped tree to as much as 35 feet tall.
  • Leaf: Alternate, bi-pinnately compound leaves 32 to 64 inches long, serrated leaf margin, dark green leaf color, yellow-green fall color
  • Flower: 5-petaled, white flowers (to 1/8 inch across) bloom in huge, terminal, umbellose panicles (to 24 inches long)
  • Bark: Stout stems with prickles, straw colored large moon shaped leaf scars, lenticels
  • Fruit or Seed: Spherical black drupes, 0.25 inch long
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