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  • Dorothy Pagano
    What I meant was the wild plants sort of chose to grow near the cultivated ones they resemble..... ... From: Pat Meadows
    Message 1 of 1 , May 13 12:13 PM
      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.
      >
      > Pat
      > --
      > Northern Pennsylvania
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