Artists find beauty by looking for it.
Photographer Howard Bjornson has discovered beguiling, otherworldly forms in the weed patch.
His new book, ''Weeds'' (Chronicle Books, $19.95), presents a gallery of common pesky plants, portraits captured in his Chicago studio.
After seeing them through Bjornson's eye, we may still yank them out of our gardens, but with less force.
And as the abundant seed pods of pokeweed, shepherd's purse and buttonbush attest, they will be back.
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