The word weed simply refers to a plant growing where humans typically would rather it did not, more often than not they are the native, robust plants that give more benefit to the local ecosystem. Yet the word conjures negative responses, negative emotions that are harmful when they result in people poisoning plants that should be left to thrive. So perhaps some words need abandoning, or modifying, instead of "weed" should we be saying "native plant"?

By Angela Abraham, @daisydescriptionari, September 9, 2020.