The trunk of a Hercule's Club
Texas native tree that grows in all ten vegetative regions of the state.
The bark as very conspicuous prickles that give the tree its common name.
Photo taken at Wekiwa Springs St. Park at Apopka, FL
Hercules Club, Conical thorns on the trunk
This is a fairly young plant
Zanthoxylum clava-herculis L. Growing on our property in Hunt County Texas, near Quinlan Tx.
May blooms in Rowlett, TX.
The tree bloomed heavily this spring.
Zanthoxylum clava-herculis - Prickly Ash - Toothache Tree: Rockwall, TX
Giant swallowtail caterpillars love this plant!