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Embrace the Kudzu (via Mr. Write’s Page)

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I found the following entry by wordpress.com blogger Rocky Smith on the invasive Kudzu plant quite fascinating. It is interesting to see how easily this single plant can take over an area with its long vines and resilient nature. Hopefully somebody will find a large-scale commercial use for it sooner rather than later, something that cannot be said for the pest plant known in Australia as Mother of Millions. Rocky’s Mr. Write blog has some great articles and fiction for those interested in taking time out to read some other entries.

Embrace the Kudzu In my part of the country, certain things define the culture. The heat, the humidity, the food. The music, the literature, the dialects. The kudzu. Kudzu is a climbing vine native to Japan. The word is a corruption of “kuzu,“ the Japanese name for the plant. The Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Library says this about kudzu: ————— Scientific name: Pueraria montana; a subdivision of Phaseoleae, the group that includes pe … Read More

via Mr. Write’s Page

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