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Urtica dioica

Urtica dioica, often called common nettle, stinging nettle (although not all plants of this species sting) or nettle leaf, is a herbaceous perennial flowering plant in the family Urticaceae. It is native to Europe, Asia, northern Africa, and western North America, The plant has a long history of use as a source of medicine, food, and fibre.

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Stinging nettles make a great soup. They are delicious! Boiling water immediately destroying the hair-like stingers on the stinging nettle plant.

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