Pond Gunnera Close-Up

This is a very dangerous place from which to take a photograph. The underside of Gunnera leaves are very scratchy. The thick stalks are all studded with sharp thorns.

Thorns on Gunnera Stem

These are serious perennials, and doing any garden maintenance near them is very, very risky.

 Ouch again!
Thorns on Gunnera Stem

You've been warned!