Devil's Walkingstick Aralia spinosa Linnaeus    Synonyms: Hercules Club.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Apiales   >   Family Araliaceae   >   Genus Aralia   

Description:

Look at the lateral veins on the leaf. They stop short of the leaf margin. This distinguishes Aralia spinosa ( Devil's Walkingstick) from the newly introduced and spreading Japanese Aralia which has lateral veins that go all the way to the leaf margin (B. Harms).

Relationships:

Berries are a food source to many songbird species.

There are 390 records in the project database.

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Devil's Walkingstick in Prince George's Co., Maryland (8/30/2017). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Devil's Walkingstick in Allegany Co., Maryland (9/7/2015). Photo by Kimberly Booth. (MBP list)

Devil's Walkingstick in Howard Co., Maryland (7/25/2013). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Devil's Walkingstick leaves in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/5/2012). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Devil's Walkingstick in Kent Co., Maryland (5/14/2016). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

New leaf growth on a Devil's Walkingstick in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/5/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

The berries of Devil's Walkingstick in Worcester Co., Maryland (10/11/2019). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Devil's Walkingstick in fruit in Prince Georges Co., Maryland (9/16/2016). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

The bud of a Devil's Walkingstick in Caroline Co., Maryland (3/23/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Devil's Walkingstick growing in Caroline Co., Maryland (4/26/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Devil's Walkingstick growing in Kent Co., Maryland (4/22/2016). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

A very large Devil's Walkingstick in Allegany Co., Maryland (7/11/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Devil's Walkingstick growing in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (5/10/2016). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

Devil's Walkingstick in Howard Co., Maryland (6/2/2017). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Devil's Walkingstick in Caroline Co., Maryland (5/4/2019). (c) Ashley M Bradford, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

Devil's Walkingstick in Somerset Co., Maryland (3/1/2021). (c) Jim Brighton, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Devil's Walkingstick in Howard Co., Maryland (7/31/2013). Typical view from a distance. Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Devil's Walkingstick in Talbot Co., Maryland (5/23/2017). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Devil's Walkingstick in Wicomico Co., Maryland (5/4/2019). (c) Ashley M Bradford, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

Devil's Walkingstick in Calvert Co., Maryland (4/14/2019). (c) Ashley M Bradford, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

Devil's Walkingstick in Wicomico Co., Maryland (5/4/2019). (c) Ashley M Bradford, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

Devil's Walkingstick in Talbot Co., Maryland (8/5/2019). (c) Deborah Barber, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Deborah Barber via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Devil's Walkingstick in Caroline Co., Maryland (8/2/2016). (c) Wayne Longbottom, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Devil's Walkingstick blooming in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/7/2010). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Devil's Walkingstick in Dorchester Co., Maryland (9/18/2020). (c) Wayne Longbottom, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Devil's Walkingstick berries hosting a female Black-throated Blue Warbler in Somerset Co., Maryland (10/11/2010). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Devil's Walkingstick in Charles Co., Maryland (8/14/2013). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Devil's Walkingstick blooming in Howard Co., Maryland (8/8/2017). Collected and processed by Helen Lowe Metzman. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)


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