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Stinging Nettle-Heirloom Herb Seed

Common Name: Stinging Nettle Botanical Name: Urtica dioica    Plant Type: Perennial, Heirloom,Organic, Herb Height: 30-60" Width: spreading 2-3" Bloom Color: White Exposure: Full-part sun Moisture: average Soil: average Maintenance: low Harvest: mid-late summer Germination: 10-14 days Description: Used medicinally to strengthen and support the entire body. Leaves and stems are covered with tiny, hollow, silica-tipped hairs that release a skin irritant when touched. Dried or cooked, nettles lose their sting and are safe to ingest. Medicinal: Leaves are rich in iron and vitamin C. Ingested in infusions or tinctures to treat eczema. Fresh, stinging leaves are applied to skin to treat arthritis. Root is used for prostate complaints. Planting: Barely cover seeds to germinate at room temperature. Start in spring. Transplant to full sun/partial shade, spacing transplants 8-12"/20cm-30cm apart. PK: Approx. 25 Seed

Organic Heirloom Plants Hancock, MI. 49920

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