Wood Nettle Identification and Harvesting

By | April 29, 2016

In this video we talk a bit about Canadian Wood Nettle, a common relative to stinging nettle that many say is a better tasting edible. You’ll find this plant in moist areas, mainly along creeks and when you find one you will find a lot more. One of the great things about them is how easy it is to gather a lot of leaves at once. Though because of the plants stinging hairs it is very important to wear gloves while handling the fresh plant. Once it has been dried, or cooked the sting is gone.

Use this plant anywhere you would use stinging nettle, or as a replacement for cooked spinach in any recipe. It’s mild flavor compliments any dish you add it to while adding a boost of nutrition. Or you can dry it’s leaves and use them for tea or soups. This springtime edible plant is sure to please any way you use it and it’s season overlaps with many other springtime edibles like dandelion, wild leeks, morels, burdock, and more!

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The music in this video is:Lord of the Land Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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