Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Tall Nettle

This plant, which manages to be both graceful and ugly, sprang up in my raspberry bed.

2016-10-25. Tall Nettle
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I identified it as Tall Nettle. I wanted to photograph the hopelessly tiny blossoms, and I figured that since this nettle didn't actually have "stinging" in its name, it wouldn't hurt me if I took hold of its stem to position the flowers better, right? … Wrong. And ouch.

Anyway, here's the best photo I could get of the blossoms.

2016-10-25. Tall Nettle detail

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