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Nettles appear to be relatively scarce amongst the many so-called weeds around town, which include pretty wild pansies, purple and common toadflax, melilot, hemp agrimony and rosebay willow herb.
The flowers of melilot, often used to flavor beer--and also cheese--are bright yellow, like scorzonera, a perennial plant with a root not unlike a carrot, which is highly delectable when fried in butter.
Skin Care--Soothing: Comfrey leaves and roots, Melilot flowers; Itching: Oatmeal, Pennyroyal, Peppermint; Stimulating: Basil, Bay, Lavender, Lemon peel, Pennyroyal, Peppermint, Pine needles, Rose buds, Rosemary, Sage, Sandalwood, Vetivert, Yarrow
Woodruff, tonka beans, and melilot are anticoagulants and may cause bleeding.
Chemical constituents: Melilots contain flavonoids, coumarins, resin, tannins and volatile oil.