Grows 8 feet tall near stream
The leaves of Oplopanax horridus, or Devil’s Club, have lines of sharp thorns, as do the stems. This fierce-looking plant grows over people's heads and was quite close to the trail near Marymere Falls. Each leaf grew to about 16" across.
Araliaceae is a family of flowering plants, also known as the Aralia family (after its type genus Aralia) or ivy family. The family includes 254 species of trees, shrubs, lianas and perennial herbaceous plants in two subfamilies. Species usually bear pinnately or palmately compound leaves, and usually have small flowers produced in large panicles.