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

It is a very good idea to learn how to identify <strong>Stinging Nettle</strong>! This plant is quite common in some areas of California and can cause considerable pain if you have a close encounter with it. The tiny barbs are barely visible on the lea...
It is a very good idea to learn how to identify Stinging Nettle! This plant is quite common in some areas of California and can cause considerable pain if you have a close encounter with it. The tiny barbs are barely visible on the leaf stems in this photo. The following photo shows a close up of the nasty little glass-like spines which break off when touched.

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