Scientific Name: Oplopanax horridus Form: Vase
Common Name:devil's club Texture:Very coarse
Family Name:AraliaceaeHabit: Upright
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):1.3 - 2.0m x 1.0 - 1.5m
Origin: U.S. - northwest, B.C. west of Cascades Hardiness Zone:Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Leaves: Simple, Lobed, Spiraled, Alternate, Leathery, Rugose, Orbicular, Serrate, Palmately lobed
Flowers: Umbel, Green-yellow, White, Jun
Fruit: Drupe, Red, Jul- Aug
Exposure: Full sun only if soil kept moist, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Bog, Acidic
Landscape Uses: Waterside planting, Woodland margin, Wetland - bogs, Security/barrier, Medicinal plant, Native planting
Key ID Features:Stems, petioles, and veins on underside of leaves covered in sharp prickles; leaves spirally arranged, palmate with 5-13 lobes, 20-40 cm wide; florets small with five greenish-white petals, in dense umbels 10-20 cm wide; drupes red, 4-7 mm wide.