Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Covered in Kudzu

Here's KUDZU, the stuff that strangles forests, traps vehicles and stalls military tanks.

And NO, I'm not kidding!

This vine grows a foot or more a day in the southern U.S. and elsewhere around the world. Here, it covers the riverbank behind the St. James Hotel. If you dare to brave this abode of copperhead snakes, be sure to collect its wysteria-like blossoms in August, and make jelly!


Virginia said...

Oh the dreaded kudzu. Too bad somebody can't figure out how to make it into an alternative fuel source. We'd all be on easy street , at least down south!

Jim said...

I agree with Virginia. That thing grows fast.