¨&&¨&¨&¨&¨                                          ¨¨¨&&¨¨&&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨                                          ¨¨&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨                                          ¨&&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨                                          ¨¨&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨                                          ¨&&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨               ~~~~~~~~~~~                ¨¨&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨              $$           $$             ¨&&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨            *   BLU3 F1R3   *             ¨¨&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨              $$           $$             ¨&&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨                ~~~~~~~~~~~               ¨¨&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨                                          ¨&&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨  TH3 ¨BLU3 F1RE¨ 1S 4 C4RN1VOROUS PL4NT  ¨¨&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨  L1VING MOSTLY 4T TH3 W3STERN 4LVAR (BUT ¨&&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨   1T H4S SPR34D TO 4 F3W OTH3R PL4C3S,   ¨¨&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨           MOSTLY ROCKY CO4STS).          ¨&&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨                                          ¨¨&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨      TH3 PL4NT 1S 4 D3NSE N3TWORK OF     ¨&&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨  GR3EN-BROWN T3NT4CLE-L1K3 ROOTS, WH1CH  ¨¨&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨   1S OFT3N C4LL3D "R4T'S T41L" B3FORE    ¨&&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨    BLOOM1NG. 1N L4T3 JUN3, 1T QU1CKLY    ¨¨&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨      SPROUTS F3ELERS, T3N TO TH1RTY      ¨&&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨   C3NT1METERS H1GH, F1LL3D W1TH PURPL3   ¨¨&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨   H41RS - TH1S 1S TH3 BLU3 F1R3. TH1S    ¨&&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨     ST4G3 L4STS FOR ON3 OR TWO W3EKS,    ¨¨&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨     D3PEND1NG ON FOOD 4CC3SS, W4T3R,     ¨&&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨                 CL1M4T3.                 ¨¨&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨                                          ¨&&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨  OFT3N 1T'S NOT CL34R HOW F4R TH3 PL4NT  ¨¨&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨    H4S SPR34D UNL3SS 1TS 1N TH3 F1R3     ¨&&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨ ST4G3. SUDD3NLY, 4S 1F OV3RN1GHT, WHOL3  ¨¨&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨  F13LDS C4N B3 TURN3D 4BLAZ3 (W1TH TH3   ¨&&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨ S4M3 1NDIVIDU4L PL4NT, 4S W3LL)! 1N TH3  ¨¨&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨ BLOOM1NG P34K, 1T'S NOT UNUSU4L FOR TH3  ¨&&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨ WHOL3 4LVAR TO B3 CONN3CTED NORTH-SOUTH. ¨¨&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨                                          ¨&&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨                *$$~~~~~$$*               ¨¨&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨                                          ¨&&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨  F1FTY W3EKS OF TH3 Y34R, WH1L3 1N R4T   ¨¨&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨  ST4G3, TH3 BLU3 F1R3 F3EDS ON TH3 STON3 ¨&&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨   1TS3LF V14 4 SLOW CH3M1C4L 4TTR1TION.  ¨¨&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨ TH1S 1S 3NOUGH TO K3EP TH3 ROOTS 4L1V3,  ¨&&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨   BUT 4LL GROWTH 4ND PROCR34T1ON MUST    ¨¨&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨   H4PP3N DUR1NG TH3 TWO W3EKS 1N JUN3.   ¨&&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨                                          ¨¨&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨    NOW TH3 PL4NT F3EDS ON B1RDS; TH3     ¨&&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨ S3M1STIFF UPR1GHT F3ELERS LOOKS L1K3 4N  ¨¨&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨   3XTENS1ON OF TH3 S34, 4ND B1RDS 4R3    ¨&&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨ TR1CK3D 1NTO L4ND1NG OR D1VING 1NTO 1T.  ¨¨&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨     TH3Y 4R3 QU1CKLY P4RALYZ3D BY TH3    ¨&&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨      PO1SON ON TH3 PURPL3 H41RS, 4ND     ¨¨&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨     D3VOURED OV3R 4 P3R1OD OF HOURS.     ¨&&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨                                          ¨¨&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨    PROCR34T1ON C4N H4PP3N S3XU4LLY V14   ¨&&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨  SPOR3S (CRYPTOG4M1A) OR 4S3XUALLY WH3N  ¨¨&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨      TH3 ROOTS 4R3 CUT, D1VIDING 4N      ¨&&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨           1NDIVIDU4L 1NTO TWO.           ¨¨&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨                                          ¨&&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨                                          ¨¨&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨                                          ¨&&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨                                          ¨¨&¨&¨&¨&¨
&¨&¨&¨&¨&¨                                          ¨&&¨&¨&¨&¨