I recently added species pages for Round-leaved Serviceberry (Amelanchier sanguinea), Bristly Sarsaparilla (Aralia hispida), and Devil’s Walkingstick (Aralia spinosa). The latter two are interesting relatives of the common Wild Sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis).
Devil’s Walkingstick is the only woody member of the genus that occurs in the Northeastern U.S. It mainly occurs from Delaware south but has been introduced further north. Rather showy in both flower and fruit, this species has upright stems armed with large prickles and impressively large compound leaves.