Calling my noble plant a weed! Well, I suppose a weed is a plant that doesn't belong, but if people have abandoned a place, how can plants not belong? They didn't complain when we took the land from them, so I see no reason to slander them when they take it back.
Ha! The expression "to grow like a weed" is hardly slanderous: it connotes vigor and being full of life.In my opinion, "weed" only became pejorative when it become associated with cannabis. I salute nature retaking abandoned space.
Plus I took my photo in northern climes in late winter. I'll bet that during the summer that flatcar was filled with wildflowers.