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a spiny shrub,
of northwestern North America, having broad palmate leaves, greenish flowers, and clusters of bright red berries.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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From there, it was a steep scramble up terrain snarled with thickets of slide alder and spiky
The underbrush consists mainly of alder and
and fern make much of the campground understory, while cottonwoods dominate as the tall trees above.
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