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Stinging Nettle

Nat Bletter is a PhD candidate in ethnobotany at the City University of New York and the New York Botanical Garden. He explored the ethnobotany of cacao in Chocolate in Mesoamerica: A Cultural History of Cacao (University Press of Florida, 2007).


  • BBG Staff June 25, 2015

    Yes, stinging nettle may be found in a bed at the southern end of BBG’s Herb Garden, surrounded by spearmint and horseradish.

  • Chana June 18, 2015

    Can I see nettle in the botanic garden? Where?

  • grikdog June 30, 2012

    Also if you grow this you might get red admiral caterpillars. It doesn’t look refined, but too much good taste is stuffy.

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