the traveller's palm
it is said that this plant (it's not actually a palm, but a member of the bird of paradise plant family, thus related to the delicious double oh seven and a half) grows in a certain orientation, thus aiding travellers in working out the direction of North. . .
apparently the leaves spread from east to west: so anyone who is lost who has also lost their compass, but remembers "never eat shredded wheat" from their childhood, will know where North is; and anyone who can just remember things without silly rhymes, similarly
mind you if you are lost without a map as well, perhaps knowing where North is won't help you a jot - in which case the plant collects rainwater in the stems of its leaves so you can have a much needed drink while you work out what to do next should you come across one
I myself didn't need a map or a compass to find my way home, as the pilot who flew SP and I back had a pretty good navigation system - but I am a lot further North now than I have been for the last week and it is good to be here. . .
I hope you are all well
I'm looking forward to catching up
with you soon
much love to you today