Stinging Plants

While hiking to a waterfall on Glassy Mountain I suddenly felt a sharp sting on my elbow. Ouch! Well it turned out to be a plant called Wood Nettle – similar to Stinging Nettle. I’ve lived up here 10 years and never ran into it until now. Apparently it is edible (gotta be careful) and can help treatment of arthritis. Here are some pictures of the large plants and their many needles.



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