Mimicry - Witchery
- What I meant was the "wild plants" sort of "chose" to grow near the
cultivated ones they resemble.....
----- Original Message -----
From: "Pat Meadows"
> On Tue, 13 May 2008 06:43:55 -0500, you wrote:
>>Why is it many "weeds" /plants closely resemble the ornamental or foods
>>plants in a garden where they are growing? More than once, after a double
>>take, I've found camoflaged lurkers......
> Maybe partly because you've already spotted the ones that look very
> different and pulled them.
> Probably partly because our veggie plants were originally developed from
> wild plants - after all, they didn't just spring into life as a broccoli
> plant. :) They came from weeds and people developed them into the plants
> we now eat.
> Northern Pennsylvania