A Natural History of Nettles

A Natural History of Nettles

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Author: Dr. Keith G R Wheeler

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781466981027

Category: Gardening

Page: 318

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The first book ever on the much maligned nettles of the world presents a story of these followers of mankind and his cattle throughout history. This study centres on the most abundant and sub-cosmopolitan common stinging nettle (Urtica dioica), but also deals with other nettles throughout the world. Tropical tormentors rich in species include the notorious nettle trees with their formidable stings which fascinated the Europeans after their discovery by botanists on the round-the-world trips of exploration in the 17-19th centuries. Many people on their travels will have met the nettle trees of the Indo-Malay region and other stinging nettles in North and South America, India, etc., which sting and have beautiful flowers but are called nettles; these are also dealt with. The first microscopists and their descriptions of the beautiful stinging hair; the uncovering of the mechanism of its action and the more recent elucidation of the toxins causing the characteristic symptoms is a fascinating one and takes up 3 chapters. The book includes the 100 major scientific works published on the common stinging nettle and never brought to the notice of the general public before. The author spent six years studying the ecology of the nettle patch, its invertebrate herbivores (mainly insects) and vertebrate herbivores (cattle, deer, etc.,) and their interactions with other plants: its secret life is recorded in line drawings and photographs (1000+ individual items). It was not possible to publish these in colour but they are in full colour on a CD-ROM (300 dpi) at the back of the book. Covered also are nettle folklore, fibre use in World War I & II, as a food, fodder, herbal medicine, growth as a competitor plant, habitats, sex (unique exploding stamens), breeding systems, variation, evolution etc.!! Some the world's most beautiful butterflies would not exist without nettles.
Categories: Gardening

A Natural History of Nettles

A Natural History of Nettles

Nettles, followers of mankind, steeped in folklore. Enter their fascinating and beautiful world without being stung! Learn about their great utility which has alleviated suffering during war, disease and famine.

Author: Keith G. R. Wheeler

Publisher: Trafford on Demand Pub

ISBN: 1412026946

Category: Gardening

Page: 300

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Nettles, followers of mankind, steeped in folklore. Enter their fascinating and beautiful world without being stung! Learn about their great utility which has alleviated suffering during war, disease and famine.
Categories: Gardening

A Natural History of the Hedgerow

A Natural History of the Hedgerow

The most noticeable guest species on nettles (apart from the imposing dodder) is the caterpillar of the small tortoiseshell butterfly, Aglais urticae. Nettles heave with hundreds of these hairy, black and yellow striped larvae, ...

Author: John Wright

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781847659354

Category: Nature

Page: 316

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It is difficult to think of a more quintessential symbol of the British countryside than the British Hedgerow, bursting with blackberries, hazelnuts and sloes, and home to oak and ash, field mice and butterflies. But as much as we might dream about foraging for mushrooms or collecting wayside nettles for soup, most of us are unaware of quite how profoundly hedgerows have shaped the history of our landscape and our fellow species. One of Britain's best known naturalists, John Wright introduces us to the natural and cultural history of hedges (as well as ditches, dykes and dry stone walls) - from the arrival of the first settlers in the British Isles to the modern day, when we have finally begun to recognise the importance of these unique ecosystems. His intimate knowledge of the countryside and its inhabitants brings this guide to life, whether discussing the skills and craft of hedge maintenance or the rich variety of animals, plants, algae and fungi who call them home. Informative, practical, entertaining and richly illustrated in colour throughout, A Natural History of the Hedgerow is a book to stuff into your pocket for country walks in every season, or to savour in winter before a roaring fire.
Categories: Nature

Scripture Natural History

Scripture Natural History

As Gomorrah , even the breeding ( R.V. a possession ) of nettles and saltpits .'- Zeph . ii . 9 . The remarkable order ( Urticaceae ) , which yields the above familiar but unpopular plant , includes not a few of high value to man .

Author: Henry Chichester Hart

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:AH16BS

Category: Animals in the Bible

Page: 258

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Categories: Animals in the Bible

The Scripture Garden Walk Comprising the Botanical Exposition and Natural History of Every Plant Occuring in the Sacred Scriptures Etc

The Scripture Garden Walk  Comprising the Botanical Exposition and Natural History of Every Plant Occuring in the Sacred Scriptures  Etc

itself in waste and uncultivated places , whence it cannot easily be extirpated . The above species is a native of Arabia Felix . Two different words are rendered nettle in Scripture ; it is difficult to ascertain what plant is meant by ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0019749615

Category: Plants in the Bible

Page: 398

View: 756

Categories: Plants in the Bible

The Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine

The Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine

NETTLE . Linn . Cl . xxi . Ord . iv . Name . From uro , ( Lat . ) to burn , in allusion to its stinging or smarting properties . 1. U.urens , ( Linn . ) burning or small Nettle . Engl . Bot . t . 1236 . Locality .

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B752761

Category: Archaeology

Page: 422

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Includes proceedings of the annual general meetings of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society.
Categories: Archaeology

Natural History of the Pacific Northwest Mountains

Natural History of the Pacific Northwest Mountains

Urtica dioica (ur-tic-a: burning; die-Oy-ca: with ♂ and ♀ flowers on different plants, a name untrue of our nettles). Flowers minute, pale green, many, in loose panicles dangling from leaf axils, ♀ panicles higher on the plant than ...

Author: Daniel Mathews

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9781604696356

Category: Nature

Page: 585

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Natural History of the Pacific Northwest Mountains is an engagingly written, portable history and identification guide for the flora, fauna, and geology of the region. This guide also includes information about the landscape and weather. Packed with 800 color photographs, this is the perfect overview of the Pacific Northwest if you are looking for a simple way to discover the great outdoors.
Categories: Nature

An Essay Towards a Natural History of the County of Dublin

An Essay Towards a Natural History of the County of Dublin

in France the large common Nettle is watered and beaten like Hemp , and its threads , combed and spun in like manner , make cloth . The afhes of the Nettle and Thistle are the beft among herbs for bleaching linen ; and in the country ...

Author: John Rutty

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:N11727189

Category: Natural history

Page: 438

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Categories: Natural history

A Natural History of the Mojave Desert

A Natural History of the Mojave Desert

The Cahuilla boiled the leaves that, when mixed with mud, provided a black hair dye. The boiled leaves were also used to darken baskets to the desired shade of black. Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica). Fiber, food, medicine.

Author: Lawrence R. Walker

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816532629

Category: Nature

Page: 343

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Invites readers to explore the smallest and most unique southwestern desert, the beautiful Mojave--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Nature

The Natural History of Pliny

The Natural History of Pliny

THE NETTLE : SIXTY - ONE REMEDIES . What plant can there possibly be that is more an object of our aversion than the nettle ? 76 And yet , in addition to the oil which we have already mentioned as being extracted from it in Egypt ...

Author: Pliny (the Elder.)

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119312663

Category: Natural history

Page:

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Categories: Natural history