(Oplopanax horridus) is a deciduous shrub related in taxonomy to the wellknown medicinal plants such as Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng C.
Mater not only has shown the industry ways to expand its use but also has elevated to resource status such despised weeds as stinging nettle, horsetail, and devil's club
, as well as lichens, mosses, tree tops, and twigs.
The understory, in limited light, is occupied only sparsely by fern, devil's club
, and some coralroot orchids: good winter shelter, poor feed for bear and deer, and not showing the diversity of understory vegetation that biologists associate with "prime" oldgrowth wildlife habitat.
They will now face Scruffy Ringers in the final after they accounted for Devil's Club
ROUND one of the League Cup was the order of the day for the Camp Hill League and going through to the next round will be Cotterills Lane Club, Bordesley Labour Club, Wagonners and Station, who in turn defeated Shaftmoor Lions, Scruffy Ringers, Devil's Club
and Crown Arrows.
However, Scruffy Ringers are just one leg of average behind them after a 5-2 win at Wagonners and third-placed Bordesley Labour Club are also on six points as the top two teams, their 5-2 home win over Devil's Club
meaning they have played one game more than the two teams above them.
However, two new teams to the league, Shaftmoor Lions and Cotterills Lane Club, have both played only one game, Shaftmoor winning 5-2 at Devil's Club
and Cotterills having a 4-3 home win over Waggoners to keep the pressure on the early leaders.
In the other game played Scruffy Ringers beat Devil's Club
They have a four points lead over their nearest rivals Scruffy Ringers, who also recorded a 7-0 win away to Devil's Club
Crown Arrows, Redhill Tavern and Devil's Club
all won 4-3 in turn against Custard House, Waggoners and Bordesley Labour Club.
In the former Crown Arrows beat Devil's Club
and meeting them in the final will be Midland Darts Centre, who took out Scruffy Ringers.
Waggoners and Devil's Club
are also on the same number of points with an inferior average.