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Stinging Nettle

Urtica dioica

Grown by: Blackbird Rise in Palermo, ME

  • $5.00

Stinging Nettles are used as food, medicine, tea, and textiles throughout the world. This perennial originates in Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa. Though covered in stinging "hairs" that act as needles injecting passersby with formic acid, it loses its sting when dried or cooked.

Also known as nettles, common nettles, nettle leaf, and seven minute itch.

Days to Maturity: Perennial

Seeds per pack: 400

Germination rate: 71% (total viability: 85%) on 10/03/2023 (read more about viability)

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