|Lithops display at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx.|
The little signs, which are neither plants nor rocks, are not usually found near lithops in the wild.
Sometimes I encounter people who are confused by the concept of minerality in wine. They don't know what it is, or how to define it. How should this liquid contain stones instead of fruit? How does a vine plant produce that?
Minerality in wine is what happens when plants grow up like rocks.