Stinging Nettle Plants
I was cleaning up the backyard of my then new home after a bitter winter when discovered this plant. Though spring had just arrived there were plenty of weeds already taking over some areas. As I was pulling weeds around the back fence near the woods I was stricken with the most god-awful burning on my hands! Like nothing ever before! I ran into the house and washed my hands but it was fruitless. I tried rinsing for several minutes in cold water and used some antiseptic cream to get some relief. Whew! That was crazy, and I had to find out what the hell that was. I took a pair of long handled tweezers and brought a piece to the computer to try to identify this monster plant.
Well, I was successful. It is actually an herb, Urtica Dioica, better known as Stinging Nettle, and around this area it's called "Itchy Weed". I learned that it has medicinal value and is quite popular for home remedies, teas, and foods. I found two great hubs about these details - take a look -
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Just be very careful handling! I had on cloth gloves, best to use rubber backed gloves.
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