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posted 20 May 2005 09:24     Click Here to See the Profile for kayleej101     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was in my yard ripping out weeds and one of them touched my arm...."OUCH" it stung like hell, this happened about an hour ago, i have about a dozen little stinging bumps on my arm,they are starting to fade but it still tingles a bit, I dont want my 2 year old going near this, and im not even sure which weed i touched. There must be 15 different types out there.
What could this be??

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tallahassee lassie
posted 20 May 2005 13:36     Click Here to See the Profile for tallahassee lassie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sounds like nettles. They are the jellyfish of the plant world. The avoid being eaten by animals by having hollow, fluid filled spikes that break off at the slightest touch. Use electrical gloves to rip it out, and DON'T BURN IT!

It's really a pretty fragile plant, you shouldn't have to worry about herbicide.


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