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  • the difference between a flower and a weed is an opinion, if you ask me. some weeds have the most beautiful flowers on they, but still get the label weed. and some flowers are the ugliest things ever, but still get the label flower.
  • What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • A weed is a plant with a bad reputation. It is something that does not suit a gardener to be where it is, when he has intended something else to be there. In actual fact, many so-called weeds were, in fact, part of the food and medical resources of ancient humans, but, as humans thought they were becoming more wise, they passed over these plants for more exotic species, things that looked pretty but had no use other than decoration. Examples of weeds are: Stellaria media. Chickweed A very common garden weed, chickweed grows, flowers and sets seed all year round. An annual plant growing about 15cm it spreads by means of seeds. It is very easy to control by hoeing and we actively encourage this plant since it has so many beneficial uses. The young leaves have a mild flavour and can be available all year round if the winter is not too severe. Very nutritious, they can be eaten raw in mixed salads, or cooked to make a very acceptable spinach substitute. The small seed can be ground into a powder and used in making bread or to thicken soups. Chickweed has a very long history of herbal use, being particularly beneficial in the external treatment of any kind of itching skin condition. Sonchus arvensis. Field Milk Thistle is a common garden weed that has occasionally been cultivated as a food plant - in Indonesia they have even produced improved varieties selected for their edible leaves. Taraxacum officinale. Dandelions are another of those weeds that is at times cultivated for its edible leaves - indeed there are a number of named varieties that have been developed in Europe. Urtica dioica. If there is one plant that every child learns to recognise, it is the stinging nettle.The young leaves can be eaten cooked - although they can sting you when raw, once they are cooked they are perfectly harmless and make one of the most nutrient-rich foods you can eat. Shepherd's Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris) is originally from Europe, but has become very common in many parts of the world. The seeds of this plant give off a viscous compound when moistened. Aquatic insects stick to it and eventually die. This can be used as a mosquito control method, killing off the mosquito larvae, and makes it a borderline carnivorous plant. The seeds, leaves, and root of this plant are edible. In China, it is commercially grown for consumption. ======= These are just a few of the many "weeds" which are actually useful plants.
  • Love and hate.
  • A weed is a plant someone wishes were not in 'that spot. A weed is the undesireable, the unwanted. My lawn may be full of weeds to some but to me it is full of lovely dandelions and hawkweed. Flowers!
  • A lot of weeds tend to have tap roots to hold onto the soil (just like some vegetables do, though weeds don't have nutritional value), while other more 'desirable' plants do not - that is one distinction. They also tend to grow more quickly and seed more readily than desired plants. Some weeds also grow over the desired plants and kill them by taking away their sunlight. Evolutionarily speaking, these 'strategies' all ensure the weed's survival. However, people also call plants that were once desirable, weeds because they are getting too abundant or are aggressive growers, so now a weed is also an undesirable plant.
  • You start to appreciate one after smoking the other.
  • The difference between a flower & a weed is a .....JUDGEMENT. So true isn't it how we humans are taught to put things into boxes and judge them as such, without questioning it for ourselves.This equates to everything in life I think...... Religion, politics & the day to day things we are taught as we grow up.There are some weeds with beautiful flowers. Try convince a Rusta to remove weeds from his garden.
  • You smoke a weed, but not a flower.
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      Some people eat dandelions.
  • Virtue.
  • 10-6-2017 A rose in an onion patch is a weed.
  • Whether it gets in the way of the lawnmower.
  • Degree of awareness in how much you know and value the so called "weed"
  • Perception.

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