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Old Sep 5, 2005, 12:20 AM   #1
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Everyone knows how the kudzu was brought to America for some inane reason or another, and how it has taken over the southern states.
It's a wild growing vine (grows over 20 meters in a season) and is destested in most places, but I have to admit it has beautiful spike blossoms, and they're blooming right now here in Japan.



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Old Sep 6, 2005, 10:49 AM   #2
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I grew up in the southern US and have seen acres & acres of kudzu all my life and have never seen these blooms. We must have some type of hybrid that doesn't make those pretty blooms. BTW, the inane reason for planting it was to control erosion. That worked, but it's gotten pretty much out of control in many areas.
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Old Sep 7, 2005, 12:50 AM   #3
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After searching a bit, I'm guessing you (like me) just didn't notice the flowers in the midst of all the green vines: the flowers appear the same on this site:
http://www.jjanthony.com/kudzu/

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