Stinging Nettles!

Beware of these delicious looking nettles.  They are not poisonous, but will give you a sting that can a few minutes.  Also known as Stinging Nettles, they are easily recognizable for their stinging hairs found at the stem.  Eaten raw, it can be unappetizing.  When cooked with vegetables whether oniony or lemony, it can be an excellent choice of nutritional balance for your body.  This plant can also be used to make a healthful tea. Nettles are available from early spring until late fall when they start dying off due to oncoming low temperatures.   Photos available at https://stevenanthony123456.smugmug.com/Flowers-and-Plants/

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19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Elune Bleu
    Jul 05, 2016 @ 17:23:43

    Ah, I think I recognize these growing in my backyard. Now I know their name. 😛

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  2. Grandtrines
    Jul 05, 2016 @ 19:22:43

    Reblogged this on Still Another Photoblog.

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  3. dreamswheels
    Jul 06, 2016 @ 12:11:00

    If you stop breathing you can catch them or use gloves it’s easier. I France there is still old people who every year are doing a couple of weeks of netle soup cure.

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  4. dreamswheels
    Jul 06, 2016 @ 12:13:50

    Also we have an other plant I do not know the name in english that grow near them. When you get sting, you apply this plant on your sting and the pain goes away instantly. The plant is Dosh Or maybe Doch something like that. Have fun.

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  5. Mx. apothemary
    Jul 06, 2016 @ 18:08:30

    And if you ever get stung by them, you could try to relieve it with water, mud, ice or mint leaf… But remember to do it always in the same direction…!!!!!
    If you do it IN BOTH DIRECTIONS you could WORSEN THE SITUATION

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  6. V. Ananya
    Jul 07, 2016 @ 17:00:54

    Hi! 😀
    The info in this blog is really good! 🙂
    But, I have been wondering, have you actually tasted this leaf? Just curious…
    Regards,
    Ananya 🙂

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  7. earnestlydebra
    Jul 27, 2016 @ 13:18:36

    Greetings, a friend I met from the Ukraine talked a lot about using stinging nettles for soup and tea.

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  8. theurbanblender
    Jul 28, 2016 @ 00:16:13

    I have been stung by these many times as a child. They really sting and itch,but thank goodness not for long…..

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