Don’t Judge a Plant Based on its Appearance

By | December 5, 2019




The beautiful flowers on display at a florist are a delightful sight, but what about the weeds growing on the roadside? Can we say that something not pleasing to the eye is useless?

The weeds that grow along the banks of rice paddy fields may be a boring sight, but their strong roots keep the soil intact and prevent the embankment from crumbling. If we remove the weeds, saying that they are not visually appealing, the embankment would become weaker and lose its capacity to retain water.

We can’t judge whether a plant is useful or not based solely on its appearance.

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