I think I found out why this plant grows until it uproots itself and dies. It’s because of humans.

Its stalk looks like a giant asparagus. I know this, because I have eaten asparagus.

Here is some more photo evidence:

Sad shrub. Hopeless herb. It lost its will to live.

Because we landscape, we change the natural state of this desert wonder. Here is an example of it not suicidal:

See the difference? It’s not alone. It is held up by the network of it’s family.

It may look messy, but it’s quite beautiful.

Just like family.