Sunday, September 09, 2007
Something ate the kudzu!
(Thanks to Martin for sharing this photo under a Creative Commons license.)
Labels: Flickr, kudzu, photoblogging, plants, vines
Thanks for the credit!
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Of course something eats kudzu! It is related to soybeans and snowpeas!
China at much of their kudzu in 1958-1961 during a famine where 30 million people died. There are 180,000 sites for recipes for human consumption on a Google search.
I love speaking about kudzu if you know a place that is interested please contact me. I take donations only, or I speak for free.
China ate kudzu during a famine. Source: Kerry Britton, PhD, and Wikipedia.
The velvetbean caterpillar (Glycine max), skeletonizes host plant leaves when in early instars. It's a pest of soybeans, and also is reported to eat kudzu.
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