The inability to register plants in one’s environment or to see the importance of the plant world are two of the symptoms of plant blindness. One study found that Americans can identify over 1,000 corporate logos on sight, but fewer than 10 plants.

The malady, named and studied by botanists Elisabeth Schussler and James Wanderlee, is surprisingly common and very dangerous. We won’t save what we don’t even see, and we can’t cure what we don’t know is afflicting us as a culture.

  • Used by people who call the work: Epic of Evolution, Other ()
  • Applies a deep time evolutionary perspective to: Ecology/Sustainability
  • Learning Stages: Lifelong
  • Type: Article, Other
  • Keywords: education, plants, botany, landscape design, urban design
  • Why I love this Resource: In order to save biodiversity, we need to be able to register the largest biomass on earth -- our plants -- and too few people even see them.
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  • Posted By: Betsey Crawford
  • Date Added: November 15, 2021