Friday, February 25, 2011
The cause for concern comes from the fine little hairs found on the stem and leaves of the plant:
This is why it would be good to know this plant before you reach down and try to pull it out. According to the University of Florida fact sheet on Heart-Leaf Nettle, washing the affected area or applying a baking soda paste soothes the stinging sensation. My recommendation is watching out for this stinging nettle and wearing heavy-duty gloves to protect your skin!