Taxonomy

Urtica dioica | Common Nettle | Neantóg

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Not protected

Native status

Native

Species Biology

Habitat

Roadsides, pastures, thickets, waste places and ruins

Life cycle

Perennial

Ex-situ conservation

Not known

Use

Food crop

Vegetative nature

Herbaceous

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2020

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Further information

A plant used widely in the past for soups, 'spinach' & wine. It was formerly an important forage food source in Ireland and helped to alleviate hunger during the potato famine in the 1840's. With their high iron content, nettles were prominent in Irish folk medicine.

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