Plant ID forum: Anyone recognize this thorny shrub?

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Oct 18, 2011 6:41 PM CST
~ Editing this original post to give identification of plant in question: Toothache tree (Zanthoxylum hirsutum)

The past few years I've found a couple of these weedy shrub-like plants popping up in shady areas of the yard. Although I think I had it identified in the past I can't for the life of me remember what it is. I've searched and searched on the internet and haven't found a match. Upright growth, woody stems/branches with sharp thorns all along each stem. When the leaves are crushed they have a strong fragrance, not bad, not flowery ...

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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Oct 19, 2011 7:21 AM CST
It is a Toothache tree, Zanthoxylum hirsurum, http://wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ZAHI2
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Oct 19, 2011 7:58 AM CST
Josephine: Thank you so much! It had been identified for me in the past but for the life of me I couldn't remember the name. It is indeed a Zanthoxylum, but not Z. hirsutum, rather another variety Z. clava-herculis. Thanks again for your help!
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Butterflies Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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frostweed
Oct 19, 2011 11:59 AM CST
You are welcome Smiling
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