Astragalus jaegerianus (Lane mountain milkvetch) by John Macdonald plus one poppy seed
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Seeds are many things Victor R. Boswell, 1961
Above all else, they are a way of survival of their species. They are a way by which embryonic life can be almost suspended and then revived to new development, even years after the parents are dead and gone.
Seeds protect and sustain life. They are highly organized fortresses, well stocked with special supplies of food against long siege. Seeds are vehicles for the spread of new life from place to place by the elements and by animals and people.
Seeds are food for man and animals and other living things. Seeds are raw material for the fashioning of myriad products by people. Seeds are wealth. They are beauty. They are a symbol of beginnings. They are carriers of aid, of friendship, of good will.
Seeds are a source of wonder. They are objects of earnest inquiry in man’s ceaseless search of understanding of living things.
Seeds of unwanted kinds are as enemies; they are a source of trouble.
Seeds are many things, but everything about seeds their numbers and forms and structures has a bearing on their main purpose, to insure continuing life. Seeds are containers of embryonic plants, the embryos of a new generation.
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