[DWJ] Re: Buttons? was Cinderella Graph

Rowland, Jennifer A B jennifer.rowland at imperial.ac.uk
Wed Aug 23 06:18:14 EDT 2006


Philip wrote:
> PS a propos another branch of this thread, I once read that 
> nettles were introduced to the British Isles by the Romans, 
> who cultivated them for their fibres. 

I've been told that nettles tend to grow around man-made things- if you
come across a clump of nettles in a wood, it's because there used to be
a house there. (That might just be wrong, of course.) I'd assumed it was
because they could get a foothold in disturbed ground, like poppies, but
maybe they were deliberately planted?
Jennfier



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