All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Stinging Nettle</strong> barbs are hollow like hypodermic needles. They have an irritating toxin in the little bulb at the base of the barbs. Not only do the barbs break off into the skin of the person unfortunate enough to touch the plant, but...
Stinging Nettle barbs are hollow like hypodermic needles. They have an irritating toxin in the little bulb at the base of the barbs. Not only do the barbs break off into the skin of the person unfortunate enough to touch the plant, but the toxin is released causing extreme pain for several hours.

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