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Kudzu, The Vine That Ate the South

This is near our mountain home in Norht Carolina. But kudzu can be found throughout the Southeast. People form the South like to say that Kudzu was brought here by the North as revenge. In reality it was brought from Japan in the 1700s as a forage plant for cattle and other animals. It's leaves are high in protein and highly digestible. but it's vines ruin it as a forage plant. Kudzu loves the South (even though the feeling is not mutual) because of it's hot humid summers and mild winters. It is all but impossible to irradicate.

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Taken on June 19, 2009