Mt. Nusatsum

Mt. Nusatsum

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Ripe Devil's Club

August is when the berries of the lovely plant Oplopanax horridus  or Devil's Club ripen.  They make a nice show, especially when they are poking out of the dense forest along some of the streams this time of year like the one in this photo.

The attractive berries don't diminish the nastiness of this plant though, when it comes to spines and sticking in you when you accidentally grab it while scrambling up a bank. 

No significant rain in the Bella Coola Valley today, some overnight, but the day was mostly cooler with sunny and cloudy periods.  Grizzly

1 comment:

  1. Hi,

    We are researching traditional aboriginal native cures.

    What ailments and diseases are Devil's Club Berries used for?

    Thank you.

    Chief Robby of NEC and Healer Laura King