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A very spiny, straggling shrub of western North America.
- ‘The understory in parts of the reserve is dense, consisting of willows (Salix sp.), twinberry (Lonicera sp.), devil's club, highbush cranberry, wild rose (Rosa sp.), and numerous annual plants.’
- ‘She hadn't intentionally forgotten to warn him about the devil's club.’
- ‘Thickets of devil's club glower, guarding either side of shallow streams.’
- ‘There are very few people - other than tourists from the Lower 48-who would venture into devil's club.’
- ‘Other plants in the ecozone include salal, Oregon grape, arbutus, sword fern, skunk cabbage, salmonberry, devil's club, western bleeding heart, red huckleberry, old man's beard, red elderberry, calypso orchid, and Viola langsdorfii.’
- ‘Wednesday, July 5 - It is cold and wet among the spiny stalks of devil's club that line the edge of the slide path at 24 Kilometre.’
- ‘A few people today still use teas brewed from the devil's club, Hudson bay tea leaves, roots, leaves, and flowers of various plants that cleanse the body, boost the immune system, and even heal wounds and illnesses.’
- ‘The trees were thick, alder and devil's club (an absolutely nasty thicket) on a pretty steep slope.’
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