Earth and Sky Musings

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By Barb Alpert / August 23, 2020

Nettles: Urtica dioica, other Urtica species, also Laportea canadensis, the wood nettle is in the same family and has similar properties, but alternate leaves, not opposite.  You find Urtica near rivers and in low lying shady woods and Laportea higher on the mountain trails.  The nettles should be gathered before their flowering.  The flowers hang…

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