I’m not immune to the lure of flowers, but I do have a hard time not analyzing them in a utilitarian manner… so here we go:
Plant #1: Edible!
Plant #2: Psychotropic (and purgative!)
Morning glories can make you see things AND make you sick to your stomach at the same time. If you’ve ever wanted to hallucinate that you’re vomiting into a toilet with teeth and tentacles, this is the plant for you. I recommend just growing it for the pretty flowers.
Plant #3: Nutrient accumulator and pollinator attractor!
Tithonia rotundifolia is an annual that grows to be about 8′ tall. The butterflies love it and it makes lots of biomass.
There. I posted pretty pictures of flowers and managed to justify it.