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Kudzu ( Pueraria lobata ). Kudzu -Distribution. Kudzu came from Japan. Kudzu was introduced in 1816 at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition. It was brought here to reduce soil erosion. Found in most of southeast of the United States. Kudzu- Effects on people.

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Kudzu( Puerarialobata)


Kudzu -Distribution

  • Kudzu came from Japan.

  • Kudzu was introduced in 1816 at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition.

  • It was brought here to reduce soil erosion.

  • Found in most of southeast of the United States.


Kudzu- Effects on people

  • The vine kills home some crops.

  • People won’t have food to eat or

  • sell.


Kudzu- Effects on ecosystem

  • Kudzu kills other plants by blocking the sun light.

  • If the plants don’t grow small animals will die.


Kudzu- Food Web

  • The food web has not changed.

Ant

Sun

Carnivore:

Hawk

Herbivore: Mouse

Producer: Kudzu


Kudzu: Reasons for success

  • Kudzu are doing so well because they grow on to other plants.

  • As long as it is attached to another plant it keeps growing.

  • It grows up to one foot a day.


Kudzu: Issues for the future

  • There are attempts to control Kudzu but all failed.

  • There are no options yet, no one knows how to control it.


Kudzu

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