I get so excited when I learn to identify a new plant. For example, recently I learned how to identify Sanicula canadensis, which is abundant near where I live.
I also get excited when I discover a native plant growing in my local area, that I already knew how to identify, but that I hadn’t yet found a local source of. For example today I discovered some false sunflower, or Heliopsis helianthoides, growing near my new home.
Heck freaking yeah!!!
Have you ever stopped to realize how much better your brain is at autocorrect, than your phone?
It makes me so sad to see how many resources in the US are put into killing plants that are totally unnecessary…landscapers or groundskeepers who use a weedwhacker or herbicides to kill off plants in a bed of mulch or gravel, that are just growing there, adding natural beauty and biodiversity, not doing anything to harm anyone.