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Monday, July 7, 2008

Devil's Club


Jay said...

That's a plant I've never heard of! It looks quite pretty! So .. is it poisonous?

Dawn said...

thank Jay, this is a young plant and not in full bloom yet.
I love the look of the huge leaves.
It is called Devil's club because all along the stem, and veins of the leaves are covered in very tiny almost invisible thorns, once they are embedded into your skin it seems you can never get them all out. very painful and irritating. And since they grow on the hill sides of the forests, unaware hikers will let them brush their hands.

Nick said...

That would make some killer watercolor...I'm tempted to ask permission.