Urtica dioica L.

Stinging nettle

Bob loved stinging nettles -- eating them, wearing them, fertilising them, everything except being repeatedly stung by them.

For the celebration of Bob's life at Fulford Hall on 20 March 1999, Catherine silkscreened about a hundred t-shirts with Bob's stinging nettle design. I'm wearing one of them right now as I write this.

Some of the things Bob made from nettles included: