Scientific NameAralia spinosa
Other Common Names:
This is a perennial shrub or tree that can reach heights of 10m tall.
The leaves of devil's walkingstick are arranged alternately. Leaves are pinnately compound with serrate leaf margins. They are typically 13cm long and 7cm wide. Leaflets have definate leaf stalks.
Stems and leaf stalks are prickly.
Flower Seed Head
Flowers are white and around 2-3mm long. Flowers are arranged in a terminal panicle 10-12dm long.
The fruit of devil's walkingstick is 4-6mm in diameter.
This weed is found in moist woods, stream banks, and roadsides.
woody bush or tree
Thorns or Spines
Approximate Flower Diameter
Dominant Flower Color
shorter than leaf
Stem Cross Section
round or oval