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Old 04-16-2012, 12:55 PM
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It is stuff like this that is dragging down the left coast.







The government spent at least $205,075 in 2010 to “translocate” a single bush in San Francisco that stood in the path of a highway-renovation project ...

“In October 2009, an ecologist identified a plant growing in a concrete-bound median strip along Doyle Drive in the Presidio as Arctostaphylos franciscana,”...

“The plant’s location was directly in the footprint of a roadway improvement project designed to upgrade the seismic and structural integrity of the south access to the Golden Gate Bridge.

“The translocation of the Arctostaphylos franciscana plant to an active native plant management area of the Presidio …

The bush—a Franciscan manzanita—was a specimen of a commercially cultivated species of shrub that can be purchased from nurseries for as little as $15.98 per plant.

The particular plant in question, however, was discovered in the midst of the City of San Francisco, in the median strip of a highway, and was deemed to be the last example of the species in the “wild.”

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/shov...imulus-project


Most likely, it is not wild but instead someone bought the plant at a nursery, didn't want it anymore and planted it on city property.
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The particular plant in question, however, was discovered in the midst of the City of San Francisco, in the median strip of a highway, and was deemed to be the last example of the species in the “wild.”


I wonder if it's gay?
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The particular plant in question, however, was discovered in the midst of the City of San Francisco, in the median strip of a highway,
and was deemed to be the last example of the species in the “wild.”

I think that line was meant to be sarcastic -- a plant in the middle of a city, in an enclosed concrete median strip cannot be wild. It had to have been planted there with intent. And I am sure the accompanying photo is the park where the lucky bush is being transplanted to.

As far as the plant's sexual orientation -- no judgements.
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