angelica tree

angelica tree
1. Hercules-club (def. 2).
2. See prickly ash (def. 1).
[1775-85, Amer.]

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also called  devil's walking stick,  Hercules' club,  or  prickly ash 
 (species Aralia spinosa), prickly-stemmed shrub or tree, of the ginseng family (Araliaceae), that can reach a height of 15 m (about 50 feet). Its leaves are large, with leaflets arranged feather-fashion and often prickly. The angelica tree is native to low-lying areas from Delaware to Indiana, south to Florida, and as far west as Texas.

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