The Big Bad Book of Botany – Michael Largo

The Big Bad Book of Botany – by Michael Largo

“What is a weed?
A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

[“What is green and allows you to breathe? That life-sustaining lungful of air you
just took had to come from somewhere. Without plants, and the oxygen they
produce, there could be no animal life on earth. These were our planet’s
pioneering organisms, who first learned the tricks of adaptation to survive on our
once-sterile rock, and who turned it into the vibrant, blue-green home we know
today. They are both our forerunners and our contemporaries in life—but what
do we really know about plants?”]