Devil’s Club, Ancient Forest, British Columbia

Devil's Club, Oplopanax horridus

Devil’s Club, Oplopanax horridus

Have you ever had an encounter with Devil’s club??

Devil’s club is a large shrub that is known for its large leaves and stems that are covered in tiny, brittle thorns. Devil’s Club is primarily native to Western Canada.

While hiking around British Columbia you are almost guaranteed to see Devil’s Club, whatever you do, please don’t touch it. The thorns that break off in your skin tend to cause a lot of irritation as well as swelling!

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2 Responses to “Devil’s Club, Ancient Forest, British Columbia”

  1. momfawn January 15, 2014 at 8:02 pm #

    Thank goodness I haven’t run into this one…so pretty, too! – Fawn

    • dawnkealing January 16, 2014 at 12:52 pm #

      I had to snap this photo when I saw the sun radiating through, unfortunately I’ve had devil’s club thorns stuck in the knuckles of my hands, it was painful and irritating. :(

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