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Devil's Walkingstick (Aralia spinosa L.)

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Native or Not Present
Native or Expanded

This tentative map is based on our own research. It may have limited data on Canada and/or Mexico, and there is some subjectivity in our assignment of plants as introduced vs. expanded. Read more in this blog post.

This species has expanded in the northeast. Although some of these represent escapes from cultivation, birds distribute its seeds, and it is likely taking advantage of increased edge habitat caused by humans, such as along roads and small forest fragments.