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Stinging nettle

Urtica dioica

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ShaneRasmussen 8 years ago

Though it leaves a minor sting from an acid found in the barbs underneath the plant, it can still be harvested and ingested when cooked, or prepared in a tea!

The plant has some vasoconstrictor mechanisms that can stave off an asthma attack in the wild!

LisaPowers 11 years ago

Nice spotting of a plant that can be problematic for anyone who spends much time in the great outdoors!

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Puyallup, Washington, USA

Spotted on Jun 22, 2013
Submitted on Jun 23, 2013

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