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Devil's club

{| border=1 align=right !align=center bgcolor=lightgreen|Devil's Club |- || |- !align=center bgcolor=lightgreen|Scientific classification |- | {| |align=left|Kingdom:||Plantae |- ||Division:||Magnoliophyta |- ||Class:||Magnoliopsida |- ||Order:||Apiales |- ||Family:||Araliaceae |- ||Genus:||Oplopanax |- ||Species:||horridus |- |} |- !bgcolor=lightgreen align=center|Binomial nomenclature |- |align=center|Oplopanax horridus (Sm.) Miq. |}

Devil's Club (Oplopanax horridus, Araliaceae) is a large-leaved spiny shrub of the Pacific Northwest coastal forests of North America. Also known as Devil's Walking Stick, this plant is well known to residents and visitors because of its spines. The local Indians regarded it as a sacred plant, using it for both ritual and medicine.