Close-up of the Kudzu bloom
Blooms on Kudzu mid Sept, west KY, USA
Here is kudzu holding in an entire hillside practically all by itself, amazing to see in real life.
Kudzu consuming a building in Alabama in 1990. Sorry about the pic quality.
Kudzu along the side of the road in mid Sept, west KY, USA
Kudzu blooms have a heavy, sweet scent that fills the air.
Young seedlings of Kudzu emerge ready to take over the world. In every way.
Kudzu seedlings from a controlled experiment, now about two months old.
Taking over a hillside in Alabama
Baby Kudzu...two weeks of growth since the tiny pinhead sized seed was germinated inside of a plastic beer cup filled with a 20% glycophosphate / 20% Sulfuric acid / 60% Vaseline® grow mix.
Naturalized Hawaiian Kudzu...it kind of looks like it belongs there, doesn't it? Photo by "Forest & Kim Starr"
A fantastic Hawaiian kudzu bloom. Photo by "Forest & Kim Starr"
Kudzu grows out of control because it has no natural predators in the USA? Don't believe everything you read...
Baby kudzu, 4 months of growth - This is the size that you want to wait for before transplanting it into your vegetable garden.
Pueraria montana var. lobata growing on the rolling hills in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Autumn 2010.
A closer shot of Kudzu - love it or hate it, it is here to stay, so you may as well make baskets!
Pueraria montana var. lobata - The vine that ate the south. October 17, 2010.
This shows Pueraria lobata (Kudzu) seeds compared to a penny for size, they are very tiny and have a hard seed coat that needs to be sanded in order for you to germinate them.
This shows a small kudzu seedling that I had planted two days ago and is now growing out and up to take over the world!
This baby kudzu has grown so fast, it hardly bothered with its cotyledons, and has pushed on straight for its true leaves, its only 1½ days old since its emergence from the soil!
Close up on my three day old (since emergence) kudzu seedling, notice the fine hairs growing, a notable feature of kudzu, and you can see its starting on its second set of true leaves!
'Tis a sea. A sea of green! Honestly this is a small patch compared to some other places i've seen!
Labor Day weekend at a local park in central Alabama. Kudzu in bloom.
Close up of kudzu bloom. Early September in Alabama.
My beautiful two month old kudzu seedling is doing so well! There are two kudzu vines in the pot and both are doing good. This one is almost at the top of its support!
Kudzu really is fasinating, it won't be long before all this is shaded in as well.
Some Kudzu poking through a fence.
A thicket of Kudzu Invasion.
Close view of Kudzu Leaf.
Close up of how the leaf and the stem is attached on a Kudzu Vine.
A Kudzu vine reaching out for something to grab.
A young leaf of Pueraria montana var. lobata, showing downy pubescence.
Starchy kudzu tuber, sometimes sold in Asian markets as "Japanese Arrowroot." Prepare like potatoes.