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Column: Mystery Plant -- Spot it
John Nelson
John Nelson
Humans are very good at coming up with mental images of how various objects ought to look. It is a basic way of bringing order into the chaotic world in which we live. For instance, when you think of the word “flower,” you generally have a reasonably well-defined notion of what a typical flower looks like: sepals, petals, stamens, and pistils, even if you don’t know all the parts like a botanist.