“Stinging Nettle” aka “Itchweed” {Urtica sp}

“Nettles” Plant Profile on USDA.gov

Positive-Impact Harvesting Techniques:

   Throughout most of the year, it is best to pick the bottom leaves that are beginning to turn yellow to help prune the plant so nutrients can be allocated to the live parts of plant.  Collect roots in Autumn so that plant can be harvested from throughout the warmer seasons, & never harvest the roots unless there is an abundant supply; always leave behind more than you take.  Harvest seeds in Autumn, & spread plenty as you go to ensure a coming crop the following year.

Food, Utility, & Traditional Medicinal Uses

Above:  Footage from “The Forgotten Abundance of America’s Wildlands”– available on RichardLonewolf.com AND WildWIllpower.org

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Nettles pages

Above: Pages from the field guide that comes with “The Forgotten Abundance of America’s Wildlands”– available on RichardLonewolf.com AND WildWIllpower.org

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Book Pages by Richard Lonewolf & Distance Everheart

Bibliography: Richard Lonewolf

Photos & Database Entry: Distance Everheart 5-14-13, 6-18-13

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