- a small, very spiny tree (Aralia spinosa) of the ginseng family, with clusters of small, white flowers, found in the E U.S.; devil's walking stick
- a spiny tree or shrub (Zanthoxylum clava-herculis) of the rue family, native to the S U.S.; prickly ash
Origin of Hercules'-clubin allusion to the type of club borne by Hercules, as traditionally depicted in art
- A spiny tree or shrub (Aralia spinosa) of the eastern United States, having bipinnately compound leaves and large panicles of small white flowers. Also called angelica tree . Also called devil's walking stick . Also called prickly ash .
- A spiny shrub or tree (Zanthoxylum clava-herculis) of the central and southeast United States, having pinnately compound leaves and terminal panicles of small greenish-yellow flowers. Also called pepperwood .
Origin of Hercules' clubAfter the spiny club of Hercules