Wild Edible Greens to Grow or Gather

STINGING NETTLE (Urtica dioica) Description: Perennial; upright, usually unbranched plants grow to 6 feet; stems have long stinging hairs; inconspicuous yellow-green flowers May to September Range: Throughout U.S. in rich, moist soil Note: Wear gloves to harvest and handle uncooked leaves and stems (hairs are highly irritating); cooked young shoot and tender top leaves are tasty, very nutritious and non-stinging
Photo copyright 2007 Steven Foster