A Cotswold Year - Charting the seasons in the South Cotswolds

Wednesday 2 June 2010

Stinging Nettles

Disliked by many for its painful sting the nettle is a valuable wildlife resource for butterflies.The nettle grows on ground rich in phosphates so is common near human habitation and proves a nuisance in gardens.The nettle is sometimes used in soup or tea and many think its sting is theraputic in treating arthritis and aching joints.

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