Author: Jan Scholten
Botany: 1 genus, Isoëtes; ± 150 species; cosmopolitan; rare; aquatic or semi-aquatic; leaves slender and broadens downward to a swollen base, in clusters; root, a corm, bulb-like, underground; heterosporous; many extinct and fossil species, from Carboniferous and Triassic era.
The conflict is between being oneself and able to survive at one hand and finding a place in the community. It is the transition of childhood to adulthood and having to become someone in the community.
The situation is that of a child, alone in the world, without a home, having to survive between adults. This makes them timid and shy towards stronger and bigger adults. But on the other hand they can be domineering and aggressive to weaker persons in order to get what they need to survive.
Anxious, shy, timid.
Timid towards superiors, bossy towards inferiors.
Fear: crowds, people; aggression.