He swept around in his long black cloak, watching them weigh dried nettles and crush snake fangs,
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
There were just nettles and thistles and weeds and half-bricks and lumps of stone.
David Almond -- Skellig
The worst time was July—then they shredded nettles into the pot.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn -- One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Nettles make the best greens, but have little tiny hairs on them that sting you all over when you’re picking.
Forest Carter -- Education of Little Tree
Half an hour later, cold, and moving carefully on the tracks, fully aware of his entire body, his face, his mouth, his eyes stuffed with blackness, his ears stuffed with sound, his legs prickled with burrs and nettles, he saw the fire ahead.
Ray Bradbury -- Fahrenheit 451
With some difficulty, and with some stings from nettles and pricks from thorns, they struggled out of the thicket.
C.S. Lewis -- Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
for the congested passages you made a paste of boiled flour and nettles, wrapped it in a rag, and slapped it, sizzling, on the chest.