My Alaska Life
Devil’s Club is another wild Alaska plant that many people eat in the Spring. I’m not recommending it because I don’t know enough about them but in this Spring photo you can see the bud on the stickery stem just coming out. These buds are what people pick off and eat. I’ve never tried it and to be honest I’m a little scared to. After this point the plant grows fast and the leaves get huge and are no longer edible. Devil’s Club get 11 feet high and take over the forest and block your way through the forest because of all their thorns. To me they are a problem plant but many people love them and they are an important plant to the natives. The plant also has cluster of red berries in the Fall that are considered poisonous to humans but bears eat them.