Collecting the folklore and uses of plants

Red deadnettle

1. [South Yorkshire, 1950s and 60s] Sweet nettle – mainly pink – remove each little floret and suck out a tiny bit of sweetness (nectar) [Penge, London, September 2012].

Images: main, St Martin at Palace churchyard, Norwich, Norfolk, April 2016; inset, Mitcham Common, London Borough of Merton, April 2023.