Nettles Monograph for Foragers

Plus insight into how nettles can help the prostate. Urtica dioica/ Urtica repens Stinging nettles Urticacea family Nettles are so well known by everyone on this island that they practically need no description. The genus Urtica includes about 50 species of annuals and perennials that are widespread throughout the temperate regions. The generic name Urtica…

Leaves. Basic leaf shapes and illustrations

An introduction to basic leaf shapes. Bearing in mind that there are more than 250,000 species of flowering plants, there are surprisingly few basic leaf shapes. ┬áHere I take you through them.   Many leaves are what are known as simple leaves. These are leaves that are not divided to the mid vein, and are…