• The 142-Year Project - Complete With a Secret Treasure Map - to Study Weeds

    7 days ago - By Eater

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    “Gastropod” digs deep to learn more about society's least lovable plants When doing a word association with “weeds,” it's likely that mostly negative connotations come to mind: allergies , invasive , the stupid plants ruining my garden. But as it turns out, there's no actual scientific definition of what constitutes a weed.
    “There's no objective botanical description of weeds. It's a cultural description,” renowned nature writer Richard Mabey tells hosts Nicola Twilley and Cynthia Graber on this week's Gastropod , which is all about much-maligned weeds and their effects...
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