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

<strong>Hoary Stinging Nettle </strong>
<em>Urtica dioica holosericea</em> / Nettle Family
Soledad, CA - Pinnacles National Monument
June 28, 2006<br>
This is one plant that every hiker should learn to identify from a distance, it will "bite!" The ...
Hoary Stinging Nettle
Urtica dioica holosericea / Nettle Family
Soledad, CA - Pinnacles National Monument
June 28, 2006

This is one plant that every hiker should learn to identify from a distance, it will "bite!" The little toxin-containing glass-like hairs will break off in skin, causing extreme pain. I know from experience! The toxins include histamine, acetylcholine, and 5-hydroxytryptamine.


clr: 6-g

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