Kudzu - Kudzu(Pueraria lobata Description Kudzu(from...

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Kudzu ( Pueraria lobata Description : Kudzu (from Japanese for  vine ) is a semi-woody, perennial climbing  vine in the pea family that is capable of reaching heights of over 30 meters (100  feet) on a host tree. The leaves are deciduous, alternate, and compound, made  up of three broad leaflets and a leaf stem 10-20 cm in length. The flowers grow  on long panicles (branching flower form) of between 30-80 individual blooms  about 1 cm long, and are typically purple and yellow in color. The flowers bloom  late in summer and afterwards produce brown, hairy, flattened, seed pods, each  with 3 to ten hard seeds. Introduction : Kudzu is native to Southeastern Asia and Japan, and was  introduced in 1876 at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition as a forage crop  and ornamental plant. From 1935 to the 1950s, Southern farmers were  encouraged to plant kudzu to reduce soil erosion resulting from bad agricultural 
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