Sunday, October 09, 2005

 

Pueraria Montana

In the late 19th century and for the first half of the 20th century cultivating Kudzu, a vine imported from Japan, was encouraged. After 1950 it became known as The Vine That Ate the South and planting was discouraged. Here it appears to be devouring the remaining machinery of an industrial plant.

Kudzu is accepted by many in the Southeast US as just another fact of life. There are ways to destroy it, but I don't think we are winning this war.

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