Eastern Comma butterfly

Itchy, Scratchy, Stingy? Or Soothing, Snackable?

September 17, 2010 clifftop CliffNotes

stinging nettle, Univ. of Ohio

One causes an immediate “ouch, that hurts!” while the other may take days to elicit a similar response.  Both are attractive, almost begging a touch.  And, both may be encountered throughout our rich wooded bluff lands, particularly in moist soils along creeks, ravines, and shaded slopes. Canada nettle (Laportea canadensis), also called “wood nettle” or […]


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