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Devils Claw - high up in the Dolomites
Snowdonia Adventures, Jul 2006
© Mark Handford
Camera used: camedia C50z

User Comments

Your joking me, a 4 for a plant. What? What were you thinking? What? Relevance! Climbing! What!??! PLANT??
Mike_mph - 20/Oct/06
I just liked the pic so I put it in the gallery, if people have voted for it then thank you. I did notice there was a hidden hold just below the 'plant' as i climbed past it :)
Snowdonia Adventures - 21/Oct/06
Relevance of Devil's Claw to climbing. At a push, possibly the fact that this plant has proven anti-inflammatory properties and may be used for sport's injuries, tendonitis etc, so could be added to a natural medicinal cabinet for climbing related injuries as an alternative to Ibuprofen :o)
Sonya Mc - 03/Nov/06
Bit of confusion there, Sonya. The Devil's Claw in the photo is a rampion (Phyteuma comosum), nothing to do with the medicinal Devil's Claw which is a plant of the sesame family (Harpagophytum procumbens), native to southern Africa.
streapadair - 07/Feb/07
Oooops, you're right, apologies! With Harpago not being a native species I never actually knew what it looked like in it's natural form, only really recognize British (or Scottish really) species of plants. Just as well I don't practise as a Herbalist anymore, great advertisement getting things wrong, lol!
(sor Mr Snowdonia for cluttering your gallery)
Sonya Mc - 19/Jul/07
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