Friday, April 17, 2009


U.S. DISTRIBUTION OF TARANOME
(DEVIL'S WALKING STICK)!!

I had no idea it grew in the US... Even in NY!
Should be ready to harvest about now...
(Click photo for more info)

7 comments:

Tabor said...

We have it here and I have seen it on hikes. Guess I didn't really know what it was except to take pictures as it is lovely in spring and fall.

Maggie said...

We have an infestation of Walking Stick bugs here, does that count? :)

Mary Lou said...

Been a while since I had time to stop and visit with you...Glad to see you are still blogging and had not given up as most of my favorites have. We have a devil's walking stick here but it looks nothing like that. Ours are tall about 6' and have HUGE umbrella like leaves and thorns about 1 inch long up and down it's stem.

Bob Brady said...

Hi Mary Lou, nice to hear from you, visited your blog, understand you've been busy! That plant you describe is taranome exactly. Look for some smaller ones around,too. The slightly opened buds in April/May are called the king of wild vegetables here. (They're only eaten as tempura...)

Tabor said...

Checked out my yard and I also seem to have them in various areas. I will post a photo on my 'other' blog and see if they are edible. The shoots are getting too big for harvest now, and hubby thinks they may be toxic!

Bob Brady said...

What sets taranome apart is its spindly growth and mottled, very spiny bark. Here's a good link w/fotos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jusan/3414214529/They are of the ginseng family.

Mike said...

It's to bad it isn't in Canada.