Plant ID forum: Hercules Club (Zanthoxylum clava-herculis); a thorny question

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Mar 15, 2012 5:22 PM CST
This is a small tree I found growing on our property. It's single trunk, about 7/8 feet tall & is deciduous. It's growing on the west side under & next to huge old oaks but must get slanting afternoon sun. The first 2 photos were taken 12/21/11 when it was bare of leaves. The last 2 photos were taken 3/14/12 & show it leafing out. A very thorny plant.







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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Mar 15, 2012 5:31 PM CST

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Zanthoxylum clava-herculis - Hercules' Club.

Hercules Club (Zanthoxylum clava-herculis)
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Mar 15, 2012 5:38 PM CST
There is also Zanthoxylum americanum both grow in Florida. I have no idea how to tell them apart.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Mar 15, 2012 5:40 PM CST

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I think the reddish stems on the leaflets give this one away as a clava-herculis.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Mar 15, 2012 6:04 PM CST
I checked them both out & Dave calls it again. The clavia-herculis does have the reddish stems. That's 2 acorns I owe you Dave. Thumbs up

Now we have photos of it for the db. I wonder who put in the data for it but had no photos? No matter --- we have them now. I can't wait until it blooms! YAY! More food for wildlife!!!!!!!!!! And flutter bys! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
A nation mourns its fallen soldiers, who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. And Junior? Well, Junior spies their solemn white graves from the back of his limousine, and he grieves for the inconveniences he overcame for his silver spoons. Quoth the Craven “Nevermore.” ~Walter Shaub~
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Mar 15, 2012 6:14 PM CST
Thanks for your input Jay. Thumbs up
A nation mourns its fallen soldiers, who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. And Junior? Well, Junior spies their solemn white graves from the back of his limousine, and he grieves for the inconveniences he overcame for his silver spoons. Quoth the Craven “Nevermore.” ~Walter Shaub~
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Mar 15, 2012 6:16 PM CST

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