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Nettles

Posted by
sithenah (Greater Manchester/Cheshire, United Kingdom) on 22 October 2008 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

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Panasonic DMC-FZ18 1/100 second F/3.6 ISO 100 28 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Donald Kinney from United States

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

RuneE from Norway

OUCH!!!!

22 Oct 2008 2:12pm

BearNaked from Canada

So that is what a NETTLE looks like.
Thanks for the photo.
I am getting a NICE education on ABC Wednesday.

Bear((( )))

22 Oct 2008 2:15pm

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

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

Richies from United States

Thanks for the reminder. Stay away from the nettles.

22 Oct 2008 7:05pm

babooshka from United Kingdom

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

Leslie from Canada

I'd hate to fall in there! But it's a beautiful photo! :D

22 Oct 2008 7:51pm

Jay from United Kingdom

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!

Thanks for joining in with ABC Wednesday!

Jay - new ABC Wednesday team member

24 Oct 2008 7:13pm

Kim Shenberger from United States

Makes me itch just looking at them!

28 Oct 2008 1:11pm

Panasonic DMC-FZ18
1/100 second
F/3.6
ISO 100
28 mm (35mm equiv.)

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