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The Amazing Story of Kudzu

Sponsored by the University of Alabama Center for Public Television and Radio, this site is devoted to the weed that conquered the southern US. Introduced in the late 1800s as an ornamental plant, kudzu was aided in its expansion through planting for erosion control during the Depression. It was declared a weed by the US Department of Agriculture in 1972. Growing at a rate of more than a foot per day, kudzu crowds out and kills native plants including trees and is extremely difficult to kill. This site contains discussions of the history of the plant, the damage that it can do, and examples of how some people have used it for everything from baskets to paper to jelly. Other highlights include images of monsters made of kudzu, and a kudzu haiku from a Georgia elementary school.
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January 7th, 1998
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April 3rd, 2003 at 4:52pm
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April 3rd, 2003 at 4:52pm
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