I went along on an investigation into allegations of toxic waste dumping into a wetland. It wasn't my case, but someone thought they needed me "just in case" the "toxic wastes" turned out to be biosolids. (Biosolids are not toxic!) We get out to the site and it is desolate. Hard packed stony coral with a few scrawny kiawe trees.
Another member of the team was a wetlands specialist. This person is very familiar with the soils, flora, & fauna found in wetlands. She looked at the plant and said it wasn't a wetland plant, but she didn't know what it was. Someone thought it might be a red chili pepper plant because there were tiny red bulbs. I looked at it for a second and said, "Tomato plant." No one believed me. Where would that come from? I thought the seed probably blew over from the nearby biosolids composting facility.
Tomato plants grow where nothing else will. I hardly ever eat tomatoes anymore. I enjoy a ripe, red tomato fresh picked from the garden and still warm from the sun. The hard, fake red fruits they sell in stores have no flavor and my stomach can no longer tolerate the acid. At this point I consider tomato plants to be weeds.