09.06.2021 30 Days Wild #9 Resilience / Gwytnwch

Un o eiriau mawr y flwyddyn yw ‘gwytnwch’. Y gallu i addasu ac i barhau. Y gallu i gynnal momentwm mewn amgylchiadau anodd.

Mi roedd yr erthygl ar gelloedd a chreaduriaid yn parhau am filoedd o flynyddoedd wedi neud i fi ystyried gwytnwch planhigion. Mi roedd hadau’r helyg yn chwilio am amodau perffaith i egino. Ond mi fydde’n ymdrechu i wneud hynny hyd yn oed ar goncrit. A falle’n llwyddo.

Felly dyma chwilio am blanhigion sy’n ffynu ar greigiau. Llefydd sych, agored heb bridd. A sdim angen mynd i ben mynydd pan mae cymaint o waliau’n cynnig meithrinfa perffaith.

Red Valerian / Ivy leafed toadflax / Wall rue spleenwort / Aubrieta

According to Wikipedia, Aubrieta (often misspelled as Aubretia) is a genus of about 20 species[1] of floweringplants in the cabbage family Brassicaceae. The genus is named after Claude Aubriet,  a French flower painter.

The Red Valerian / Triglog Coch / Centranthus Ruber in the top picture is the epitome of resilience. Plants that can cling to life in barren surroundings with no nutrition and through months of drought.

It appears that homo sapiens have placed themselves in the same vulnerable category as that previously occupied by now long extinct super species. It won’t take a lot to wipe us out. We’ve voluntarily made ourselves vulnerable by extracting ourselves from nature. Being the head of the food chain also makes us ripe for the picking.

Plants, viruses and other robust multicellular lifeforms on the other hand. Their time is yet to come. They seem to be getting ready for something.

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