One rainy morning, I was walking through my neighborhood when I noticed an abundance of tiny flowers growing on the side of the road. Curious as to what they were, I stooped down for a closer look. They were obviously some type of unwanted weed because they followed the cracks in the asphalt. But no doubt the beautiful blossoms had a name. I picked a sprig so I could do a little bit of research. A couple steps later, I came across a different bloom. This one was yellow. I picked that one, too. By the end of my walk, I’d picked quite a handful of little weeds.
It didn’t take much effort to find their names. As I identified them based on their unique characteristics, I also learned some surprising details. Each tidbit piqued my curiosity more and more. Before I knew it, I’d spent a full afternoon compiling copious amounts of information about each of these little weeds.