Of Plants, Wende asks:

We are a group who grow them, love them, photograph them, paint them,
eat them, drink them, smoke them, are healed by them,
are sustained and inspired by them in fundamental ways,
and probably talk to them . . .

How well do we know their kingdom?
Do you have a favorite plant image?
How many house plants do you have and what are their stories, these beings you have taken in?
What are plants you've known and loved?
What have you learned from plants?
What do you want to know about plants?
Might you share a plant factoid? a favorite book? or poem about plants?

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At the end of Origin of Species

It is interesting to contemplate a tangled bank, clothed with many plants of many kinds, with birds singing on the bushes, with various insects flitting about, and with worms crawling through the damp earth, and to reflect that these elaborately constructed forms, so different from each other, and dependent upon each other in so complex a manner, have all been produced by laws acting around us. These laws, taken in the largest sense, being Growth with reproduction; Inheritance which is almost implied by reproduction; Variability from the indirect and direct action of the conditions of life, and from use and disuse...

(see oook.info/Plantae/ for my Plants project page)
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