devil's club


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devil's club

n.
A spiny deciduous shrub (Oplopanax horridus) of western North America, having wide palmate leaves, greenish-white flowers, and scarlet fruit clustered in umbels.
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Devil's club (DC, Oplopanax horridus) is an important medicinal herb of the Pacific Northwest which has significant antiproliferation activity against a variety of human tumor cell lines in vitro.
Paddle past sea otters and bald eagles on Kachemak Bay near Homer, Alaska, then set up camp and learn to forage for edible plants like Devil's Club buds.
I don't know which was worse--alders so thick we could sometimes make progress only by falling forward, or the devil's club which grabbed at us, leaving painful little thorns in any exposed skin.
Seventy yards away, the seemingly impenetrable devil's club started to sway and a blue-grey face and ears with black markings appeared, attached to a silver apparition of a bear.
Quickly we become engulfed in wild growth; the acrid smell of cow parsnips and devil's club iris our nostrils.
Thickets of devil's club glower, guarding either side of shallow streams.
There are no trails, so we thread our way under towering trees and through thickets of spiny devil's club, a tall plant bristling with thorns.
Mater not only has shown the industry ways to expand its use but also has elevated to resource status such despised weeds as stinging nettle, horsetail, and devil's club, as well as lichens, mosses, tree tops, and twigs.
The Consolation Cup semis produced wins for Tyseley WMC and New Inn at the expense of Eagle and Ball and Devil's Club.
270, and the men began their grueling climb through alders and devil's club.
Walking is frustrated by dense stands of old-growth hemlock and spruce, six-foot-tall stinging devil's club, mushrooms as big as pies, and lush thickets of pie fixin's--huckleberries, melonberries, salmonberries, and blueberries.
Green walls of salmonberry, elderberry, blueberry, devil's club, and young Sitka spruce and hemlock trees have made walking impossible.