Oplopanax horridus

Oplopanax horridus - devil’s club or walking-stick

Devil’s club is a species of the temperate rain forests of the North American west coast, where it grows in the shade of giant old conifers. In the wild it is an erect shrub reaching 5 metres, spreading gradually to form large thickets. At the ends of the shoots there are large decorative leaves divided into finger-like lobes; in autumn there are showy bunches of red berries.