this symbiotic relationship is really evocative to me because it's a direct pairing of a plant and a mammal. i feel like it's our mammalian biases that call this fruit the "wolf's apple", which implies that the fruit is sort of an extension of the wolf. it's more interesting to me to think of the wolf as the "apple's wolf", an extension of the fruit tree, a creature working as the agent to spread the seeds of this unloved tree and ensure its continued existence
@dogstar I recently had a similar moment when I read somewhere that our crops were basically super successful, having caused humans to plant them all over the place, in huge quantities, eliminating their competition and feeding them copiously, ensuring their survival, and their dominance. An interesting inversion of who is seen as the decision maker in a symbiotic relationship.
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