They’re all around you, everywhere you go, even when you can’t see them.
They evolve constantly, waging an ever-growing war against each other and the predators who would destroy them.
They can stab you, burn you, poison you, and if given the chance will happily devour your body after you die.
“People were so naïve about plants, Ellie thought. They just chose plants for appearance, as they would choose a picture for the wall. It never occurred to them that plants were actually living things, busily performing all the living functions of respiration, ingestion, excretion, reproduction—and defense.”