Nettles provide a pretty unpleasant sting should you accidentally brush a bare arm or leg against them-when you quickly experience discomfort and considerable irritation-which in turn makes you want to scratch and rub the affected part of your skin.
As mentioned in this blog in previous years, the ï¿½__traditionalï¿½__ remedy for a nettle sting is to rub the affected area with a dock leaf. These are large, broad-leafed plants that often grow close to a group of nettles.
This particular nettle stood out due to its ï¿½__cloakingï¿½__ in a spiderï¿½__s web. Butterfly and moth larvae often feed on nettles, but smaller flying insects would quickly become ensnared in this deadly decoration, and provide the next meal for a hungry spider!