Identifier species can tell us a lot about what is going on in the soil. We can learn about its ph levels, water availability or scarcity, health, and even temperature. Therefore, we all chose a species to learn from. I chose Euphorbia Helioscopia, also known as Madwoman’s Milk. This plant is considered a weed and is actually poisonous. Some of its components are even used in pharmaceutical products. This species grows only in the sun, and ranges through Europe and Asia. It also prefers drier soils.

“Ecological Interactions: Identifier Species” is a project of IaaC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, developed at Masters in Advanced Ecological Buildings in 2019/2020 by Students: Camille Garnier and Faculty: Jonathan Minchin