The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. I adore the museum’s Plants of the World exhibition and will forever regret not having my camera with me. Enjoy this snapshot of Máximo instead.
There was also an interesting quote from Loren Eissley’s The Immense Journey (1957):
“Without the gift of flowers and the infinite diversity of their fruits, man and bird, if they had continued to exist at all, would be today unrecognizable. / The weight of a petal has changed the face of the world and made it ours.”
I have yet to read The Immense Journey (or any of Eissley’s books, to be honest), but I do now wonder about the tension between praising biodiversity and the anthropocentricity of this little citation.