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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

{Devil's-Walkingstick - Aralia Spinosa}

Near the road, alongside the creek we found these flowers up a tree on August 12, so husband Pieter did make some photos and I did look it up and came to the solution: Devil's-Walkingstick - Aralia Spinosa.
At first we were a bit misled because some sites were speaking about this tree having thorny prickles on its stem.
But the Caroline Nature site about Devil's-walkingstick (Aralia spinosa) did give us the explanation for that.
If you click the above link and scroll down you will read: The name Devil's-walkingstick comes from the trunks of small trees, which are armed with many stout prickles.
Aha, only the small trees!
Our tree is already quite tall and husband Pieter had to zoom into these flowers.
So we got another mystery solved and now know the name of this tree.
Those flowers were also fragrant, we could smell them when we walked outside.
Do any of you have a Devil's walkingstick?

In The Netherlands we knew the Aralia Elata, or in Dutch: Duivelswandelstok.
Difference Between Aralia Spinosa and Aralia Elata click it


44 comments:

  1. i don't think i've ever seen that. :)

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    1. Dearest Theresa,
      We'd heard about it but this was a complete surprise and probably got here along the creek via birds...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. Dear Mariette,
    What a pretty woodland tree! Such an interesting name, also. It is similar to our Western Washington 'Ocean Spray'. So nice that it is fragrant, also.
    Wishing you a lovely week
    Hugs xo
    Karen

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    1. Dearest Karen,
      There are so many surprising trees and we discover always something new.
      Love your lacy cardigan over that beaded dress in your profile picture. For some reason it just showed up here very large! You look beautiful and very happy.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    2. Your Oceanspray or HOLODISCUS has different leaves but does a little bit resemble this. The dwarf oceanspray is called 'Rock Spirea' so that explains what it is related to. The West has such different trees and shrubs than here in the East.
      Enjoy the remainder of your week!
      Mariette

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  3. I haven't got it, although the Walking stick tree does grow here.
    Hugs Kay

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    1. Dearest Kay,
      Guess you will have the very same Devil's-Walkingstick as we have in The Netherlands, that is called Aralia Elata and is very similar though.
      Enjoy your spring unfolding and the many blossoms!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  4. Dearest Mariette,
    you have wonderful plants and flowers arround! I never have seen this plant before...it looks great!
    Thank you for showing!
    Happy week to you,
    Love and hugs,
    Claudia

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    1. Dearest Claudia,
      Thank you, the natural habitat can be quite beautiful and I guess that birds do bring in seeds and such. The Aralia Elata is available in your area and it's also called Devil's-Walkingstick.
      Enjoy your week; we got a dreary rain day again.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. Liebe Mariette,

    das ist eine wunderschöne Pracht.
    Sonnige Grüße
    Elisabeth

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    1. Liebe Elisabeth,
      Danke, es war auch sehr schön wo sie die duftende Blüten hatte!
      Danke für die sonnige Grüsse, aber es ist hier ein Regentag...
      Alles Liebe,
      Mariette

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  6. Leuk dat ze zo in het wild groeien en bloeien.

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    1. Beste Marianne,
      Ja deze variëteit komt hier in het Oosten van de VS voor. Jullie hebben dus de Aralia Elata die vrijwel identiek is.
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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  7. Dearest Mariette,
    The carolne Nature site Davil walbing stich Aralia spinisa. The name Devil's-walkingstich comes from the trunks of small trees.Aha,only the small trees! I love to be looks more flowers.
    Your husband Pieter had to zoom into these flowers.
    You got another yourself solved and now know of the tree.
    Hugs and love to you!
    Michiko






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    1. Dearest Michiko,
      Always great to find out more in detail and reliable information from a good site! This variety grows only here in the East of the United States. You will have the Aralia Elata, very similar.
      Sending you hugs and love,
      Mariette

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  8. Ich kenne Aralien zwar, liebe Mariette, aber eher als Topfpflanzen. Weiß gar nicht, ob sie hier im Freien gedeihen.

    Liebe Grüße
    Sara

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    1. Liebe Sara,
      Ja sicher, die Aralia Elata ist auch ein kleiner Baum der im Freien gedeit. Dieser Aralia Spinosa gibt es nur hier im Osten der USA.
      Ganz liebe Grüsse,
      Mariette

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    2. Ah, danke, liebe Mariette! Das wußte ich nicht, daß es diese Aralie nur im Osten der USA gibt.
      Danke und liebe Grüße
      Sara

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  9. Good Afternoon Mariette, I have never heard of a Devils Walking Stick Tree and I do not recognise it either. Probably our climate is a little too cold, but I am going to look this tree up in my RHS Book to see if it does grow here in England.
    I love plants and trees which treat us to a beautiful fragrance when we pass by. As always I learn something new when I visit you.
    Have a lovely day today.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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    1. Dearest Daphne,
      Yes the Devil's-Walkingstick is available in your region under the botanical name Aralia Elata. It sure is a pretty one with a bonus of a sweet fragrance.
      Enjoy your day as well.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  10. Hello dear Mariette,
    Sorry I am not as present on the blogosphere as I'd wish, it often gets quite hectic here!!
    Anyway, this is a gorgeous blossom but a tree I don't know.
    I will keep an eye out and if I see one I'll certainly have a though t for you!! :)
    Keep well, dear friend!

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    1. Dearest Noushka,
      Don't ever worry. We all have the same time related problem I guess.
      Enjoy your regional flora and fauna!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  11. The flower kind of looks familiar to me, but I have no idea where I've seen it. Maybe it was something similar to this. Devil's Walkstick, what an interesting name :-)

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    1. Dearest Tamago,
      Indeed a funny name and they invented that only because of the stout prickles on the stem of young trees.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Manuela,
      Late for replying but I'm feeling a lot better so trying to catch up.
      Thank you for visiting this beautiful blooming tree!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  13. Hola Marietta querida ! Lindo jardín tiene usted , en todas las estaciones del año

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    1. Dearest Angélica,
      Yes you are right about that, almost all seasons surprise us with some beauty!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  14. Dear Mariette,i don't know if we have this plant here!But it looks so preety!!
    Gorgeous photos!!Pietre shots are great indeed!
    Have a lovely week!Hugs!!
    Dimi...

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    1. Dearest Dimi,
      Guess you too will have the Aralia Elata in your region.
      Thank you for your compliments!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  15. You discover a meravellous flowers and plants!!! eres única Marieta
    Besos
    Leti
    Sin pereza

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    1. Dearest Leticia,
      Thank you and yes this was a great discovery and glad we found out what it was.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  16. Belíssima essa flor. Essa não exite por aqui. Essa flores num vaso ficariam muito bonitas.
    Bjos tenha uma ótima semana.

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    1. Dearest Anaja,
      Thank you for viewing this beauty and if they were not that tall we might be able to cut some flowers for in a vase!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  17. Liebe Mariette,
    ein faszinierender Baum. Hier in der Nähe befindet sich eine ähnlich Pflanze.
    Ein sehr netter Name.
    Einen schönen Abend wünscht Dir
    Irmi

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    1. Liebe Irmi,
      Das soll dann auch wieder die Aralia Elata sein.
      Noch ein schöner Sonntagabend und alles liebes,
      Mariette

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  18. Lieve Mariette,

    Zeker ken ik deze boom met prachtige bloemen en donkere bessen in de winter.
    Paar jaar geleden fotografeerde een andere blogger uit NL in het bos een boom met bessen waar zij de naam niet van kon achterhalen,ik ging op zoek en vond de naam Duivelswandelstok voor haar en een dergelijke naam vergeet je niet zo snel.
    Mooi dat de boom in jullie tuin staat en ik hem na jaren weer tegen kom op deze mooie foto's.

    Lieve groet,
    Ger

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    1. Lieve Ger,
      Ja vroeger hoorde ik deze naam in Nederland vaker maar heb 'm nooit gehad.
      De bessen in de winter zullen ook nog best mooi zijn straks als het winter wordt.
      Het was echt een leuke verrassing om deze boom te ontdekken!
      Lieve groetjes,
      Mariette

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  19. Hi, Dearest Mariette; Indeed funny name 'Devil's-Walkingstick' :-) And such rare looking plant, SO happy for you that you knew the name♪ How great your husband got photos taken
    It started a bit chilly in the morning here, Take Care my friend.

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

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    1. Dearest Tamago,
      We both are quite happy with this tree and also glad we could figure out its name.
      Sending you hugs,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Jo-Anne,
      Very different and unexpected too.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  21. The joy of life, to go for a walk and notice, see and feel the nature around. Always get so happy by your posts dear Mariette, you transmit those joys of life in a wonderful way... This one no exception, and the flower looks lovely. big hugs

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    1. Dearest Eli,
      Indeed it is a joy of life for discovering nature around us and even double joy when you discover it in your own garden.
      Thank you very much for your kind comment; it makes for happy hospital reading now the fever went down!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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