This was just a typical plant that I brought up here from Southern California when we moved. I gave most of my plants to my daughter, but The Pokey Bush" had a little spot in my heart. When Rachel, my granddaughter was a wee tot, I used to swing her and that bush was close by and we used to play, "Watch Out For the Pokey Bush!"
This is actually an offspring of the original plant. For seven years it just sat here being a plant.
I came out one morning and it had grown a protrusion. Something like a century plant, only smaller.
Soon it was taller than I am. I took it's photo every day.