Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Devil's Walking Stick SOL#26

My dog and I walked to the pond this afternoon because the temperature was a bit warmer. And the wind had died down. We had a great walk and I found this plant.. I've seen it other places when I've been out in the woods, but never on my acres. I was excited to find it. It always seems to grow in areas where a person walking past naturally wants to reach out and grab it for stability. I looks like a simple stick but when you reach out for it, you will notice something painful. If you look at the picture very closely, you can observe the thick thorns all along the stalk. That's what you feel when you grab it. And that is why it is called a "Devil's Walking Stick".



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