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Oplopanax horridus /Devil's Club

Oplopanax horridus   / Oplopanax horridus
Large coarse textured foliage
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Large coarse textured foliage

Leaved palmate in shape

Flower and seed cluster found at tip of stem or branch

Fruit in autumn

Clusters of almost ripe fruit

Ripening fruit in early fall

Fruit and foliage in Sitka, Alaska

Green fruit in British Colombia, Canada

Foliagew and green fruit

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Scientific Name: Oplopanax horridus
Common Name: Devil's Club
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: Its stinging thorns will quickly pierce your skin telling you why you should never touch. Reportedly used as a food, in medication and in paint. Sow if growing and production of seeds