WONDER #1450: What Are Weeds?

Question 1 of 3

Which poet defined a weed as a “plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered”?

  1. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  2. Emily Dickinson
  3. Edgar Allan Poe
  4. Walt Whitman

Question 2 of 3

Which of the following is NOT a common characteristic of many weeds?

  1. produce a lot of seeds
  2. seeds can survive long periods of dormancy
  3. spread rapidly
  4. produce few seeds

Question 3 of 3

Which of the following is NOT a potential benefit of weeds?

  1. soil stabilization
  2. provide nectar for bees
  3. consumption of light, water, and nutrients
  4. used in natural medicines

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