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Roman nettles?

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Peter W
1249589.  Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:49 pm Reply with quote

http://qi.com/infocloud/nettles
'Urtification' is beating yourself with stinging nettles. Roman soldiers in Britain (who introduced nettles to Britain by bringing their seeds with them)
c.f.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2745.2009.01575.x/pdf
Journal of Ecology 2009, 97, 14361458
Biological Flora of the British Isles: Urtica dioica L.
X. History
The high latitudinal and altitudinal ranges of U. dioica are consistent with the evidence that it survived the last glaciation and possibly earlier ones in the British Isles.

 
Jenny
1249965.  Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:14 pm Reply with quote

Ooh nice quibble!

 

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