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(Science: botany) A plant of the genus urtica, covered with minute sharp hairs containing a poison that produces a stinging sensation. Urtica gracitis is common in the northern, and U. Chamaedryoides in the southern, united states. The common European species, U. Urens and U. Dioica, are also found in the Eastern united States. U. Pilulifera is the roman nettle of England.

The term nettle has been given to many plants related to, or to some way resembling, the true nettle; as: Australian nettle, a stinging tree or shrub of the genus Laportea (as L. Gigas and L. Moroides); also called nettle tree. Bee nettle, hemp nettle, a species of Galeopsis. See Hemp. Blind nettle, dead nettle, a harmless species of Lamium. False nettle (Baehmeria cylindrica), a plant common in the united states, and related to the true nettles. Hedge nettle, a species of Stachys. See Hedge. Horse nettle (solanum Carolinense). See Horse. Nettle tree. Same as hackberry. See Australian nettle (above). Spurge nettle, a stinging American herb of the Spurge family (jatropha urens). Wood nettle, a plant (Laportea Canadensis) which stings severely, and is related to the true nettles. Nettle cloth, a kind of thick cotton stuff, japanned, and used as a substitute for leather for various purposes.

(Science: medicine) Nettle rash, a medusa.

Origin: AS. Netele; akin to D. Netel, G. Nessel, OHG. Nezzila, nazza, Dan. Nelde, nalde, Sw. Nassla; cf, Lith. Notere.


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Phosphate bioavailability in soil

... weeds that is quite safe is to use horticultural acetic acid (12% acetic acid) and spray it on leaves. It kills what is above ground and if the nettles have strong roots you might have to re apply until you get rid of them. Alternatively, a good pair of gloves, to pull as much as you can out, ...

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by canalon
Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:25 am
 
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Hi, I don't know what the Ph is at the moment and I don't have anything in mind at the moment that I would want the see in place of nettles. I don't want to spend any money from shops, and I am not about to buy any sulphur (but thanks for the tip). I just wanted to get rid of a plant that ...

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by BruceWayne
Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:40 pm
 
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... idea what the pH is now? Why do you think lowering the pH (even if high) will help? What pH do you want to establish? What do want to have replace nettles and why do you think that would prefer an acidified soil? I think this discussion is typical of the uninformed trying to make a green gesture. ...

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by JorgeLobo
Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:28 pm
 
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Phosphate bioavailability in soil

... or internet miracle rumor in your yard that you want - just be aware you're on your own for efficacy safety and enviromental fate. Leave your nettles or be as "green" as you'd like to imagine yourself. But that "green" is unlikely to be any better a shade than the effective ...

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by JorgeLobo
Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:49 am
 
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I'm not sure I get what you mean. Should I jet let nettles grow all over my back yard. Or are you suggesting I just buy weed zapper from sainsbury? I just want to make clear that I'm talking about an area of less than 10 square meters. I strongly ...

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by BruceWayne
Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:42 pm
 
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