And you know, I suppose we should give the orchid a bit of a pass because she’s like a stranger in a strange land. She thrives in her natural environment, the rain forest, so she’s no different than people. Pluck them up and set them down in a place that is totally alien and most will lose some of their life force. Perhaps a Daisy would do the same if we planted her in the Amazon. I know someone who took the same test I did and was judged to be a lilly, which made me think the test is either not very accurate or very honest. They probably want everyone to be happy with their designation, even if it’s not particularly true because believe me, this person is more like a prickly pear than a lilly. She is impatient and opinionated and she can bite if you get too close.
I have another friend I’d characterize as a Yucca. She is very determined and assertive. She’ll invade your space and run you over if you don’t push back.
I know it is nonsense to attribute human qualities to plants – and vice versa – but it is fun to think about. So, what kind of flower are you?
Vicki Williams is a columnist for the Pharos-Tribune. She can be reached through the newspaper at email@example.com.