Posted by sithenah (Greater Manchester/Cheshire, United Kingdom) on 22 October 2008 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.
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Oh yeah, nettles -- they look so innocent...
I can remember 50 years ago being stung for the first time -- I've been kind of careful about touching or brushing against unfamiliar plants ever since.
I suppose there are different varieties of nettles throughout the world, but the ones we have growing around here can grow to a height of eight feet or more. They love growing along the edges of creeks, which is where I like to hang out...
22 Oct 2008 11:16am
22 Oct 2008 2:12pm
So that is what a NETTLE looks like.
Thanks for the photo.
I am getting a NICE education on ABC Wednesday.
22 Oct 2008 2:15pm
Ah, yes, nice portrait of the beasts and, like Donald, I found out the hard way long ago . . and, as BearNaked (no way to approach these plants) reminds me, the name 'nettles' is not universal.
22 Oct 2008 2:20pm
Thanks for the reminder. Stay away from the nettles.
22 Oct 2008 7:05pm
I have to negotiate my way through a nettle patch around the reserve. Nettles are somwhow nostalgic. Long hot summers, bike riding headlong into a nettle patch.
22 Oct 2008 7:20pm
I'd hate to fall in there! But it's a beautiful photo! :D
22 Oct 2008 7:51pm
Ah yes .. nettles! I remember falling into a bed of those as a child, and many, many stings since! Most recently a few weeks back while out with the dogs!
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Jay - new ABC Wednesday team member
24 Oct 2008 7:13pm
Makes me itch just looking at them!
28 Oct 2008 1:11pm
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