You’re compassionate, idealistic, and you hold yourself to high standards. You probably have big dreams and want to make an impact on the world. On the other hand, you can be very critical of yourself when you don’t live up to expectations, and even resent others for their success. Garlic mustard also wants to be the only one to succeed, so it releases chemicals into the soil that inhibit other plants from growing. Make sure you keep your competitive streak in check so you don't create a toxic work environment.
You're a kind-hearted and generous person who makes friends wherever you go. Your friends know that they can always count on you, but some people might find you too clingy or suffocating. Oriental bittersweet needs to wrap itself around trees to survive, but you don't have to do the same with your friends. Remember that it's okay to stand on your own!
You're confident, talented and ambitious. You work hard to make your dreams a reality, but your thorny personality can rub people the wrong way. Just like buckthorn drives out native species as it expands into forest understories, your willingness to do whatever it takes to succeed can create conflict with the people around you. Try not to let your drive to succeed hurt your relationships with those you care about.
You're a talented and creative person who brings something unique to the table. Just like wild parsnip loves to grow in the sun, you enjoy your time in the spotlight. At the same time, you can also be self-centered and envious of others. Remember that unlike wild parsnip which produces toxic sap, you don't have to be toxic friend. Your work is good enough to stand on its own without tearing other's down.
You're curious, innovative, and a good problem-solver. Your introspective and sometimes cynical personality can cause you to come across as unapproachable at first. However, once you open up, people learn you’re actually quite friendly. Just like bristly locust, which is covered in soft red bristles, you're not as prickly as you appear. Remember to be open to other people's ideas and you won't come across as so thorny!
You're caring, trustworthy and reliable. You like to be prepared for everything and friends know they can always go to you for help. Whenever tree-of-heaven is cut down, it sends up many shoots that take over an area and are difficult to get rid of. Similarly, when facing stressful situations, all your anxieties take over and it's hard to make them go away. Remember that uncertainty is a part of life and you don't have to plan for everything.
You're spontaneous, adventurous, and fun-loving. You like nothing more than to hang out with all your friends, ideally at the beach. However, there's more to you than meets the eye. Phragmites has a deep network of underground rhizomes, and similarly, you have a lot of potential underneath the surface. Just like Phragmites will take over a wetland if left unchecked, you have a tendency to operate in extremes. Remember that life is about balance.
You're confident, decisive, and might have been described as Type A at one point. Just like Japanese knotweed will grow through anything, even concrete, you refuse to let anything stand in your way. You also have a tendency to be stubborn and dominate the conversation. At the same time, there's more to you than just your strong will. Knotweed has a deep root system that can extend 15 feet below the surface. Similarly, you also have hidden depths and talents. Keep in mind that you don't have to do everything and be everywhere.