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Nature in Short : While People Wilt In Summer Heat, Kudzu Vines Do Just Fine


Offbeat  (tags: interesting, kuzu, kudzu, vines, summer heat, botanical interest, starch, Japan )

Naoko
- 456 days ago - the-japan-news.com
The kudzu (Pueraria lobata = just kuzu in Japanese) is one of the most common roadside weeds in the warmer areas of Japan including Tokyo and surroundings. Left unchecked, these hardy vines can take over a fence or thicket in no time.



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DaleLovesOttawa O. (192)
Friday August 23, 2013, 1:33 am
At least something likes the extreme heat. Reminds me of the invasive purple loosestrife, pretty to look at but dubbed the silent killer.
 

John Gregoire (259)
Friday August 23, 2013, 5:59 am
so sadly so!
 

monka blanke (85)
Friday August 23, 2013, 1:44 pm
Potatoes can't cope with high temperatures, I'm sorry for the farmers.
 

Muriel Servaege (48)
Friday August 23, 2013, 2:11 pm
Thank you.
 

Debra Tate (17)
Friday August 23, 2013, 7:08 pm
Noted
 

Helen Porter (40)
Friday August 23, 2013, 9:45 pm
It's August and it's HOT in Phoenix, AZ.

But, before August, it was unusually mild.
 
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