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Aralia spinosa L.
DEVILS WALKING STICK
Devils Walkingstick

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Aphididae  Aphis ( @ CSUC_TCN (3)
Botryosphaeriaceae  Botryosphaeria araliae @ BPI (3)

Botryosphaeria ribis @ BPI (1)

Phyllosticta araliae @ BPI (1)
Diaporthaceae  Diaporthe araliae @ BPI (5)
Diatrypaceae  Eutypella densissima @ BPI (5)
Elsinoaceae  Sphaceloma araliae @ BPI (10)
Exidiaceae  Exidia glandulosa @ BPI (1)
Megachilidae  Coelioxys sayi @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Melanconidaceae  Melogramma araliae @ BPI (1)
Membracidae  Stictocephala brevitylus @ UDCC_TCN (3)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Cercospora atromaculans @ BPI (7)
Nectriaceae  Nectria cinnabarina @ 550926A (1); BPI (3); 550926B (1)

Nectria @ BPI (1)

Tubercularia vulgaris @ BPI (2)
Patellariaceae  Lecanidion atratum @ BPI (1)

Tryblidiella rufula @ BPI (2)
Phaeosphaeriaceae  Leptosphaeria comatella @ BPI (1)

Stagonospora petiolorum @ BPI (2)
Pleosporaceae  Macrosporium commune @ BPI (2)
Polyporaceae  Polyporus tulipiferus @ BPI (3)
Rhytismataceae  Hypoderma commune @ BPI (4)

Hypoderma virgultorum @ BPI (1)
Turritellidae  Vermicularia dematium @ BPI (1)

Vermicularia petiolorum @ BPI (2)
Uropyxidaceae  Aecidium araliae @ BPI (1)
Xylariaceae  Hypoxylon coccineum @ BPI (1)

Hypoxylon rubiginosum @ BPI (2)

Sphaeria mutila @ BPI (1)
_  Aplosporella araliae @ BPI (1)

Ceratocapsidea complicata @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Creonectria purpurea @ BPI (1)

Creonectria rubicarpa @ BPI (1)

Leptothyrium vulgare @ BPI (3)

Naematelia nucleata @ BPI (1)

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Aralia spinosa L.

Aralia spinosa plant

Family - Araliaceae

Stems - To +/- 10m tall, woody, with spines or prickles.

Aralia spinosa node Node

Leaves - Large, to 1m long, bipinnately compound. The leaflets toothed, ovate.

Inflorescence - Large, +30cm wide, +30cm tall, many flowered.

Flowers - Small, white. Petals distinct, 5, reflexed. Sepals 5.

Fruits - Black when mature, 5-8mm in diameter.

Aralia spinosa fruits

Flowering - July - September.

Habitat - Moist soils, woods, wooded slopes. Sometimes cultivated.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Photograph taken at Kansas City Zoo, 6-24-99, and at Hanging Rock State Park, Stokes County, NC., 9-1-02.


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Aralia spinosa L. Hercules Club
Araliaceae — Ginseng family
Native
Aralia spinosa
Sussex County
August 2002 Aralia spinosa
Killens Pond State Park
May 2013

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Aralia spinosa L.
devil's walkingstick

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General Information
Symbol: ARSP2
Group: Dicot
Family: Araliaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Shrub
Tree
Native Status : L48   N
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Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA SCS. 1991. Southern wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species . South National Technical Center, Fort Worth. Provided by USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institute (WSI). Usage Requirements .

Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA SCS. 1991. Southern wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species . South National Technical Center, Fort Worth. Provided by USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institute (WSI). Usage Requirements .

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Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Apiales
Family Araliaceae – Ginseng family
Genus Aralia L. – spikenard
Species Aralia spinosa L. – devil's walkingstick

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Wetland Status

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Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain
Western Gulf Coast FACU
North America
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FAC
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FAC
Great Plains FACU
Midwest FACW
Northcentral & Northeast FAC

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Wildlife

Food

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Cover

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Miller, J.H., and K.V. Miller. 1999. Forest plants of the southeast and their wildlife uses . Southern Weed Science Society.

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover
High Average 25-50% of diet Regular source of cover
Low 5-10% of diet Infrequently used as cover
Minor 2-5% of diet Sparsely used as cover
Moderate Average 10-25% of diet Occasional source of cover


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Aralia spinosa
Aralia spinosa
Devil's Walkingstick
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Aralia spinosa
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Aralia spinosa
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Aralia spinosa
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