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- Stinging Nettles
Stinging nettle also known as common nettle these are very small seeds
Urtica dioica, often called common nettle, stinging nettle (although not all plants of this species sting) or nettle leaf, is a herbaceous perennial flowering tall plant in the family Urticaceae Originally native to Europe, much of temperate Asia and western North Africa it is now found worldwide.The species is divided into six subspecies, five of which have many hollow stinging hairs called trichomes on the leaves and stems, which act like hypodermic needles, injecting histamine and other chemicals that produce a stinging sensation upon contact ("contact urticaria"). The plant has a long history of use as a source for traditional medicine, food, tea, and textile raw material in ancient societies.
These plants grow 1 to 2 m (3 to 7 ft) tall in the summer here on my farm and dying down to the ground in winter. It has widely spreading rhizomes and stolons, which are bright yellow, as are the roots. The soft, green leaves are 3 to 15 cm (1 to 6 in) long and are borne oppositely on an erect, wiry, green stem. The leaves have a strongly serrated margin, a cordate base, and an acuminate tip with a terminal leaf tooth longer than adjacent laterals. It bears small, greenish or brownish, numerous flowers in dense axillary inflorescences. The leaves and stems are very hairy with non-stinging hairs, and in most subspecies, also bear many stinging hairswhose tips come off when touched, transforming the hair into a needle that can inject several chemicals causing a painful sting , giving the species its common names: stinging nettle, burn nettle, burn weed, or burn hazel. I have come in contact with them on a daily basis and believe me they sure do sting when touched
These nettle plants grow wild all over my property here on my farm
all my seeds come in reusable Ziploc bags with planting instructions
note if you order more than one they will be packaged in one pack with one set of growing instructions unless otherwise requested