Although reaching about the same height as the summer grass around it, Disperis renibractea presents a contrasting appearance, not easily missed. This is a boon for attracting pollinators, a bane for distracting herbivores.
As institutional strategists performing SWOT analyses know well, no matter how well positioned strengths and opportunities may be, environmental complexity in living systems always brings weaknesses and threats as well.
Every living entity’s work ethic demands diligence in all relevant processes, in a plant’s case the production of lush leaves and many flowers for ensuring an abundance of seed.
Such standard prerequisites combine with many business specific actions everywhere in nature to achieve the universal objective of survival for institution or species.
The tall leaves next to the two sturdy inflorescence stems are of another species.