This afternoon, I’ve spent an hour or so pulling Bishop’s Weed from the beds around the house I moved into earlier this summer. Well, of course I’m pulling it out, I think to myself. It’s invasive and it chokes out any other plant that can’t quickly grow taller than it. But for some people, that kind of growth might characterize a really nice “ground cover.”
Some other people say that a weed is only a plant where a person doesn’t want it. But even if weeds are weeds only in our perception of them, once we call a weed a weed the label seems to stick. I can’t think of a plant with the word “Weed” as part of its name that people like to plant. Can you?