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How does a stinging nettle sting?

How does a stinging nettle sting?The leaves of the nettle are covered with tiny, fine hairs. When you touch a leaf, the point of the hair pricks your skin. A poison is squeezed up the hair from a tiny sac at its base, and gets into the would. This is what causes the stinging pain-and makes you avoid stinging nettles in future!

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