The weed researcher explains that shifting the time of flowering or changing the height, plants always try to expand the diversity. The diversity means "Let's prepare lots of things for the time being" so that we can cope with any environmental incidents. Humans dislike anomalies and try to standardize in spite of themselves, but it seems that plants are better than humans in terms of the idea of survival. From an interview, ""Strength of not fighting" of weak weeds" ("Kotonone No. 27").
September 6, 2018
from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun