Discover the vine that took over the South

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Media station 103 GBF (Indiana) reported on kudzu, the vine that ate the South. "This pest plant is called Kudzu. Pronounced (Kud-zoo) It grows rapidly over anything in its path, including trees... Essentially "stealing" sunlight and causing the tree to die. When Kudzu has plenty of sunshine and water, it can grow up to a foot a day, quickly becoming dangerous to the ecosystem. A part of the legume family, it can change the chemical makeup of the soil it inhabits by increasing nitrogen levels. This along with the sun-stealing, takes away the biodiversity necessary for a healthy patch of vegetation."

Read More: Discover the Story of Kudzu.

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