Kudzu: The Vine From The East That Ate The South – Bad Ideas #37

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Kudzu has a reputation these days, as a nasty invasive plant, but in the beginning it wasn’t so. In the last 19th century the viney plant was seen as a miracle crop, good for both ground cover and harvesting for food. This is the story of how kudzu was marketed as a miracle for the south, and how it eventually became a legendary invasive species.

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