Stinging Nettles (Urtica dioica)
Stinging nettle is an erect, perennial that is known throughout many for its unpleasant stinging hairs on the stems and underneath leaves. It grows in dense clumps, often forming large colonies. Nettle is a great medicinal herb as well as very nutrient dense.
- part shade
- moist well draining soil
- moderate water
- harvest: leaves
How to use?
- dried teas
- culinary use
- underside of the leaves may sting you
- loves nitrogen rich fertilizer