Am I wrong?, motivation image

The general definition of a ‘weed’ is ‘a plant in the wrong place' or ‘a plant growing where it is not wanted'.
What then is the right place for a plant to grow?

Project: The Ragwort (research in progress)
There was a Sicilian plant on Mount Etna, the most active volcano in all of Europe. The plant was introduced to the United Kingdom around 1690 via the Oxford Botanic Garden. However, its migration paths remain a mystery. Since then, the plant has been wandering and mingling with the British people, whether they know it or not. It is the so-called 'Ragwort'.

The early stages of the project were supported by a-n The Artists Information Company, London, UK. 
In loving memory of Helen Michael (1972-2021)​​​​​

Images from 'The rise of the ragwort' by Daily Mail (2013) and The Ragwort Fairy print by Cicely Mary Barker (1930)

The Ragwort, research clip

Ellie Kyungran Heo, The Ragwort, Mind map of the book Weeds written by Richard Mabey