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Oplopanax horridus /Devil's Club

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Scientific Name: Oplopanax horridus
Common Name: Devil's Club
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Green, Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: The stems, petioles, and leaf veins of this plant are covered with a dense armor of yellowish needle-like spines, which can cause severe skin irritation. Older plants have long slim, white inforescenses in spring and red berries in fall. It gives very coarse textureal element to the landscape. Various parts have been used by native Americans as a herb and for medical applications.