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NAME: Devilís Walking Stick

SPECIES / FAMILY:  Aralia Spinosa / Araliaceae

OTHER COMMON NAME(S): Prickly Elder

CONDITIONS: sun/shade
 

PARTS:

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TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

celery

COOK

Spring/Summer

Leaves (young)

celery

RAW/CHOP/COOK

Spring/Summer

Stalk/Stem

 

 

 

 

Buds

       

Flowers

 

 

 

 

Fruits

 

 

 

 

Pods

 

 

   

Seeds

 

 

 

 

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Roots

 

 

 

 

Bark

 

 

 

 

 

PORTION: small

 

COMMENT: Shoots cooked, make good celery substitute, young leaves raw or cooked // Young leaves - cooked. The leaves usually have a number of slender prickles, they must be gathered before the prickles harden and are then chopped finely and used as a potherb.(1)

 

CAUTION: Very thorny. Handling the roots can cause dermatitis in some people. Large amounts of the berries are poisonous.(1)

 

NUTRITION/MEDICINAL:  Alterative;  Analgesic;  Diaphoretic;  Ophthalmic;  Sialagogue;  Stimulant. Analgesic.

 

LOOK-A-LIKES:  Often confused with Prickly Ash / Hercules Club

 

POISONOUS LOOK-A-LIKES: 

 

OTHER USES:

 

SOURCE LINKS (may include nutritional and medicinal info, plus other uses):

  1. https://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Aralia+spinosa
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aralia_spinosa
  3. http://www.foragingtexas.com/2008/09/devils-walking-stick.html  (good photos)
  4. https://www.onlyfoods.net/aralia-spinosa.html
  5. https://www.henriettes-herb.com/eclectic/kings/aralia-spin.html