After much contemplation, including input from a second non-biologist judge, the ISW is pleased to announce that the winner of the 5th Bloggiversary Haiku Contest is:
m. reed, with her haiku about Cuscuta japonica:
Pale, alien spaghetti.
I will eat your trees.
Both judges found "Pale, alien spaghetti" quite evocative. Congratulations to "m." - she wins a cheesy prize from the ISW store.
An Honorable Mention goes to Michael for this vetching piece:
Remorseless vetch climbs
Pale spring colors reach for sun
Green and purple sea
Also, bonus points to Mr. Sun for opining about my middle school sense of humor. He is such a doofus! :-)
You can read all the haiku entries here. Thank you to everyone who entered and to all of those wishing the ISW a happy 5th bloggy birthday.