What is a natural plant?
Webster's Dictionary lists natural as produced by nature. The
MCGrawHill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms doesn't list
it, nor do the other botanic and technical dictionaries we have. My
favorite dictionary "The New Merriam-Webster Pocket Dictionary
lists natural as "determined by nature; innate; born; illegitimate;
human; of or relating to nature; not artificial; being simple and
sincere; lifelike; having neither sharps nor flats in the key
signature". Ok, if you add that to plant, what do you get?
1. Innate plant?
2. Lifelike plant?
3. A plant that was born, what does that mean?
4. Illegitimate plant?
5. Human Plant? interesting
6. A plant that is not artificial. This one makes sense.
7. Simple plant?
8. A plant produced by nature?
So a natural plant is probably a non-artificial plant. What is an
Or maybe we should call a natural plant an innate, lifelike, born
from a human?
Could a plant not be produced by nature? Technically a plant that was
pollinated by us or a European bee would not be 'natural'.
So a living plant with leaves would be a natural plant? Maybe?
What is a non-natural plant? A rubber one? But then how is that a
plant? How can a plant not be natural?
I guess it could be a manufacturing plant or bottling plant.
Why would you Google that?
What's maddening is natural plants has more traffic than native plants
where to buy plants. I spend hours mulling over things like this.
They were probably looking for native plants, how do I build a page to
point this out? This page?
What other words do they wrongly search? Should we point this out?
Last edited on 2012-12-18 21:18:00.