Urtica dioica | Common Nettle | Neantóg
Roadsides, pastures, thickets, waste places and ruins
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2020
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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.