Urtica dioica, Stinging Nettle, is one of the most nutritious, delicious, and useful plants of spring in Pennsylvania. Famous throughout history for making cord from its tough fibers, it is truly a powerhouse of nutrition. It is packed with chlorophyll, calcium, iron, trace minerals and protein. It is good for lactation and arthritic joints, and has been used as a blood cleanser. It is also one of the most delicious wild greens to eat. I have begun to make videos of my frequent Weed Walks. Each one contains information about identifying, using, and appreciating the beauty of our most common weeds in eastern Pennsylvania. Please see my youtube video here.