Devil's Walkingstick Aralia spinosa Linnaeus  Synonyms: Hercules Club.

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 341 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 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 Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/16/2010). Photo by Bill Harms. (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 bud of a Devil's Walkingstick in Caroline Co., Maryland (3/23/2013). 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)

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

Devil's Walkingstick berries in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/23/2010). Photo by Bill Harms. (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 growing in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/7/2010). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Devil's Walkingstick growing in Montgomery Co., Maryland (10/25/2016). Photo by Bonnie Bell. (MBP list)

Devil's Walkingstick (trunk of large individual) in Calvert Co., Maryland (3/18/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

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

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 blooming in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/7/2010). Photo by Bill Harms. (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 in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/10/2012). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Devil's Walkingstick in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/10/2012). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)


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