What type of weed this is


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Hello. New member here so forgive me if this isn't the right sub for this type of question.

There is a weed growing in my lawn which is proving to be a pain. It's got tiny thorns and hair on its stem and even with the lightest of touch these penetrate your skin and cause irritation. I tried to uproot it yesterday and I still feel irritation in my fingers. I should have worn gloves :(.

Anyway, I have attached some pics. My best guess is that it's bramble but any help would be much appreciated.

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Yes! Stinging nettle which will giving you several hours of tingling sensation if you're unfortunate enough to brush past just a tiny bit of it. But I have been actually keeping some of them to make fertiliser, just to save a bit of money. Also, to stop the thugs next door visiting my garden at night.
 
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Thank you guys. I have googled stinging nettle and it is definitely stinging nettle. Glad I dont have to worry about my hands as everyone suggest it would go back to normal after a while.

I'll be careful next time but what baffles me is that some people also consume stinging nettle! :eek:
 
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It looks like it's small enough where you can handle it, because it's not fully matured. Here's some more on the various stinging nettle plants.

 
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They have their uses, but I’d say thick gloves would remove it. Then find the parent plant and remove that, and any others you find.
 

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