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    This is Kudzu, it was introduced to the US to help prevent soil erosion, which it does very well, unfortunately it has no predators in the US. It is difficult to contain or remove and is slowly swallowing up the south eastern states.

    It is also difficult to capture the scope of it in a photo.

    Also, also, I apologize for the photoshop sky. We had the white, hazy skies of death that morning and I was in an area I rarely go but I had to try to grab some decent shots of this hillside.

    sevensixfive, tanner_97, darby&mook, and 7 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. eljoh1 92 months ago | reply

      Great capture of Kudzu. I first saw it as it was ensnaring most of Georgia back in the 70s. Didn't see anything as incredible as this, though !

    2. Bobshaw 92 months ago | reply

      Great shot! The car helps to give a good sense of scale.

      I didn't notice the photoshop sky till you mentioned it in the description.

    3. ebbandphlow 92 months ago | reply

      Haha i love this reminds me of living /growiing up in Georgia
      Kudzu AKA blood of the south !

    4. GlobalDog 92 months ago | reply

      Kudzu is endlessly fascinating.
      This is an amazing expanse - great find.
      A little sinister and steven king-y.

    5. CORDAN 92 months ago | reply

      Wow, I have never heard of this.. Interesting!

      --
      Seen on your photo stream. (?)

    6. knoxville tn 92 months ago | reply

      GlobalDog mentioned the creepiness of kudzu... When I first came to Knoxville I noticed this dead tree and made it my land mark so I wouldn't miss my turn to go home*. I called it the halloween tree. You can't tell much by the pic but it stood at the edge of one of these kudzu fields. And it did in fact spark my overly active imagination and creep me out a bit.

      -- from kitten wants - (?)

      * I have the internal compass of a lobotomized earth worm.**
      ** I'm pretty sure you can't give earth worms lobotomies.

    7. Hamed Saber 92 months ago | reply

      Oh my!
      Heavenly great!

    8. life_through_a_viewfinder 90 months ago | reply

      I remember Kudzu from Alabama in the 80's nasty stuff! Great capture of its power.

    9. Brookes McKenzie 59 months ago | reply

      Hi, I just started a band called The Invasive Plant Removal Project. I used your photo with attribution on Facebook:

      www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=106676&id=121594667878502

      If you want me to take it down, please let me know - thanks.

    10. Stormwater Matters 28 months ago | reply

      Would you mind telling me where this body of Kudzu is in Louisville? We are developing "EnviroCharacters" for Earthfest 2013 here in Knoxville and one of the characters is Kimmi Kudzu and I am in need of a really good example of Kudzu for a background for imagery production. Is this spot accessible from the road? Please email me at jason.scott@townoffarragut.org if you would be willing to provide me some general directions. I'm currently searching fall aerials looking for good examples, but if you knew where this was it would save me a bunch of time.

    11. The hills are alive* 21 months ago | reply

      I only learnt about this weed a couple of days ago. It sounds absolutely horrendous! Excellent pic of it!

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