Kudzu

Identification

Photo: KudzuSix to eight inch long leaves, oval or nearly heart shaped. Mid summer flowers of purple to red, large pea-like structure. Dark brown flattened fruit pods. Brown and smooth bark that eventually becomes finely scaly.

Economics

Kudzu smothers other plants with its leaves by forming thick quilts to block the light, has also been know to uproot entire plants by sheer force of its weight.

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