A Wild Flower

A weed by any other name will smell as sweet

Tropical buckeye on a yellow wildflower • Photo: Ronald C. Flores-Gunkle

There is no such thing as a weed, I once read. A weed is a plant that we simply have not found a proper use for. Nature wastes nothing. Even orphan plants — those waiting to be adopted and their properties to be discovered — attract birds, butterflies, or anonymous organisms that feed on them. They are hosts to many invisible things above and below the ground that…

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Ronald C. Flores-Gunkle

Ronald C. Flores-Gunkle

An aging humanist hanging on to the idea that there is hope for humankind — against all current indications. You can see his published work on Amazon.