Stinging Nettle

Urtica dioica

  • young leaves are edible raw, though they will sting in the mouth for a short time.

  • young shoots and young plants are edible when steamed/cooked.

  • roots are edible when cooked.

  • roots are best when collected in spring/autumn.

  • grows in moist soil and disturbed areas in plains, foothills, and montane regions.

  • warning: wear gloves when collecting to avoid stings.

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