Is nettles a plant? We called them Brennessel or Burning Nettles and all it took was a slight rub against the leaf and you would feel an instant intense burning sensation followed by a severe itch lasting from 10 to 30 minutes. Your skin developes whitish bumps with a pink to red area around them. The funny thing is that you could grab the leaf with your thumb and forefinger and never trigger a reaction. It's only when you graze the leaf slightly with your thinner and softer skin that a reaction occurs. By the converse, the poison plants such as the ivys, oaks and summacs don't seem to grow in Europe, but are plentiful here in the US and BTW much worse in the misery they can cause.
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Externally hosted image on Boyz Being Boyz Warning: Nettles being used by C. When fighting or doing nonsense, a child may sometimes chase or fling another child into nettles - a possibly traumatic experience which can amplify a fear into a phobia. The concept of being deliberately punished with stinging nettles is therefore extremely fearsome.