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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

K is for Kudzu (ABC Wednesday)

THE VINE THAT ATE THE SOUTH!
Crawling, crawling like a spider




 Kudzu weaves its web of green.
Creeping, sneaking through the forest,
Trapping trees in each ravine.
              
 Reaching, twisting towards the pavement
Stalking all the cars that pass.

  Can't the gov'ment make it stop?
A'fore it strangles us en masse?

The Kudzu Strangler by Rambling Round)


10 comments:

  1. So true! A few years ago the county here brought in goats to try and control kudzu, but it didn't really work well. It was fun seeing the goats around town though!

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  2. I remember a comic strip named Kudzu; it was pretty good.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  3. Great choice and I love "the kudzu that ate the south". It definitely looks like that sometimes here in North Carolina where I live.

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  4. Oh, I hope those vines won't swallow the south.

    Nathalie
    ABCW team

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  5. Beautiful take on K!

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  6. I never heard of kudzu. I am sorry its so strangling...the green actually looks kind of wild and pretty.

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  7. When I lived in the north, I was very excited about seeing kudzu. Now that I live in Kentucky, maybe not so much.
    Donna - ABC Team

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  8. It looks quite harmless even when one knows it isn't! Interesting post!

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  9. Fantastic post - we always learn so much on a Wednesday don't you think?
    Denise
    ABC Team

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  10. I've seen it cover mountainsides in NE GA--it's amazing how fast it can grow, up to a foot a day. They say that turkeys and pigs are the only thing that eats it far enough down to kill it.
    I've heard that it doesn't grow much past Tennessee. I guess everybody can eventually move north!

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