236. Nettle

by Ricardo August. 24, 2010 4438 views

Urtica dioica aka Common Nettle

I was going to describe this cutie, but I think we all know what it is and what it can do right?
Although, I'd love to have this at home or nearby, I rarely find them, but they are good! (well at least to me, because they are the main food for most of the beautiful butterflies caterpillars! ;) )
Have you ever touch a nettle by mistake? lol

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Olga Helys 9 years, 2 months ago

Great shots

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Lynn 9 years, 2 months ago

Wonderful find...love the greens :))

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Eiram Marie 9 years, 2 months ago

Oh yes, nettles are very healthy!

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Rodica O 9 years, 2 months ago

In some countries of Eastern Europe it's very popular to pick the young plants (which they don't sting) in Spring and puree them after boiling. My mom still makes this dish every Spring and she adds a bit of slightly fried chopped onion and a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper and optionally some crushed garlic to it.
We like it with bread but we prefer it served with polenta. The nettle is very yummy and healthy, contains lots of nutrients and is as good as all edible plants - you can not go wrong with it...unless you are not a fan of green stuff (especially the cooked variety one - like spinach).
Well, as you can easily guess,...I am a fan.
And, oh, so drooling right now talking about so much goodness. Since I moved to Canada I constantly missed my mom's cooking and baking...so I better stop here ;)

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Josy 9 years, 2 months ago

We would have been able to believe that it was some mint.... Which prickly error

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Tom 9 years, 2 months ago

Is that mint?

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Sandra Vermeulen 9 years, 2 months ago

I love these in my tea. ;)

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Gregg Maretka 9 years, 2 months ago

:)))))~

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Paw Kam 9 years, 2 months ago

nice... my grandpa used it to feed domestic animals (geese, hens, etc.) I used to get frequent burns from them but my grandparents would say it was good for me. It later turned out to be scientifically proven that the burns stimulate your nervous system in the same way a single bee sting does... I also hear it was used for healing ointments... Good stuff, I think, this is...

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Ray King 9 years, 2 months ago

I think I just pulled some up when I was cutting back the Black Eyed Susans. I didn't know that they were good for anything.

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Huiching 9 years, 2 months ago

LOL. Your shots look nice, but i woul dare going close to this plant for sure.

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Davorka ČEoviä‡ 9 years, 2 months ago

people say that the nettle very healthy to eat, and I'm sure at that, then that is healthy when you burn it and I am sure that is so but it avoids!

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Riyaz 9 years, 2 months ago

Scratch Scratch Scratch! Ouch!!!!!!!!!!! lol, I happen to fall on my bum, in one of these once while playing football in the park.

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