Although stinging nettle is primarily known for it's painful sting and aggressive spreading, it is also recognized as a great caterpillar host plant for red admiral, satyr comma, Milbert’s tortoise shell and several other Willamette Valley butterflies. Very young shoots and top leaves may be cooked and served as greens or used in soups and stews. Spreads easily, dies back in winter.
|Flower Color||Green, brown.|
|Height at Maturity||36" to 84"|
|Light Requirements||Sun to part shade.|
Prefers moist soil.