Today we forage for Stinging Nettle as I share some interesting facts! Learn the many ways Stinging Nettle is edible as well as medicinal. As always thanks for likes and subscriptions!
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Perennial with vigorous spreading rhizomes, hairy and accompanied with stouter stinging hairs. Leafy stems growing upright to 5ft tall. Tiny green to yellow flowers; dense drooping clusters born from leaf axils and stem tips during summer.
Nitrogen rich soil, meadows, thickets, stream banks, wetlands and open forest. Growing in clusters in disturbed habitats such as logging ruins, pastures , barnyards, roadsides; always in moist soil. Common, locally abundant, from the lowlands up to sub-alpine elevations.
Stem and leaves good for food. Best picked when young. As soon as late January or early February while the shoots are still tender and sting is minimal. In mature plants cook or dry leaves to rid the sting. Use roots year round for medicinal purposes.