19. Common Nettle

No 19
Common Name: Common Nettle
Scientific Name: Urtica dioica
Irish Name: Neantóg
Family: Urticaceae
Habitat: Shaded areas especially where branches have fallen
Uses: They are recognised as being a rich source of vitamin C and contain more iron than spinach. They also make a tasty soup. Nettles also contain anti-histamines.

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