The Power of a Pretty Little Flower

Life starts with flowers. They are the foundation of our food chain. They nourish our fruit, grains, and potatoes. They are also worshipped for their picturesque beauty and their aromatic scent. They are the muse to our greatest painters, poets, and patternmakers. They feed our souls and give us words when we have none. But we often underestimate the “power of a pretty little flower”. Life starts with flowers, and it can end without them. Are we listening?

Lupita Nyong’o is Flower in Conservation International’s Nature is Speaking series. 

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