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Are there any poisonous nettle look alikes?
Dead nettles (Lamium Purpureum/Album) look similar and can cause quite a shock when picked with no stings, they don't grow as large as stinging nettles, they don't sting and their flowers grow up the stem and look like small bells.
Is there a plant that looks like stinging nettle?
Looking similar to a stinging nettle, white dead-nettle is a hairy perennial with heart-shaped, deeply toothed leaves. Dense whorls of white, 'hooded' flowers appear up the stem, among the leaves.
Is poison ivy similar to stinging nettle?
The long range effects of Nettles aren't nearly as pronounced as Poison Ivy, but it can cause pretty intense short-term annoyance. Nettles have little prickly hairs that stick in your skin and sting and itch like crazy. Again, don't touch the exposed area.
How can you tell stinging nettle?
Stinging nettle will grow in dense clusters, and stalks can reach 5-8 feet at maturity. Leaves are about 2-5 inches long with jagged edges, found in opposing pairs along the upper half of the stalk. Leaves are pointed at the tips, with a heart-shaped base and indented veins.
What happens if you touch stinging nettle?
Nettles are plants with sharp hairs on their leaves. If you touch them, these hairs inject irritants into the skin, making it itchy, red and swollen.
How long does nettle sting last?
This acid can redden the skin and cause a non-spreading rash that can last up to 24 hours. Remedies for this sting include a plant that often grows next to it called jewelweed.
What does a poison oak rash look like?
The Rash Shows Up Right Away
It usually peaks within a week, but can last as long as 3 weeks. A rash from poison ivy, oak, or sumac looks like patches or streaks of red, raised blisters. The rash doesn't usually spread unless urushiol is still in contact with your skin.
Is False nettle edible?
False nettle (Boehmeria cylindrica) with no stinging hairs is also edible but is less common. The best time to collect nettles is in spring when plants are 6-8 inches tall. In early spring you can gather the tips of plants.