ID please?

greenman62October 1, 2013

the only vine type seeds i remember purchasing are passiflora (incarnata, edulis, caerulea)
and kudzu

doesnt appear to be either one to me.

any ideas ?

i looked at
Pitted Morningglory: Ipomoea lacunosa
http://www.ppws.vt.edu/scott/weed_id/ipola.htm

Ipomoea purpurea
http://www.ppws.vt.edu/scott/weed_id/ipopu.htm

cant tell ?
Any ideas ?

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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Not sure what that is, but looks like some kind of Ipomoea. Give it a few weeks to make some flowers. How did it go with the Kudzu seeds?

    Bookmark   October 2, 2013 at 4:13PM
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greenman62

Kudzu seeds ?
not good at all.
which is strange for here in New Orleans in the summer.
they are hard to kill here...
im sure if i got outside the city limits i would find some i could cut
but i like making sure i have the right plant

    Bookmark   October 2, 2013 at 5:23PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

What use have you found for Kudzu, if you don't mind my asking? Curiosity is about to kill me.

    Bookmark   October 3, 2013 at 9:27AM
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greenman62

Haha
yes most people see it as invasive
There are many health benefits with Kudzu leaf and root.
I am growing several different things that i can add to a salad,
or cook or...

supposedly good for headaches (i get bad ones)
blood sugar etc...

in rodents with the equivalent of type 2 diabetes, kudzu compounds were shown to significantly reduce blood sugar levels and improve insulin sensitivity.
http://www.creators.com/health/rallie-mcallister-your-health/compounds-in-kudzu-offer-potential-health-benefits.html

Sept. 2009 article in Medical News Today, researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham say that a substance called Puerarin, found only in Kudzu root, "helps to lower blood pressure and blood cholesterol" and has an "ability to regulate glucose, or sugar, in the blood."

Read more:
http://www.ehow.com/facts_5512911_kudzu-side-effects.html

kudzu extract may be helpful in cases of depression and anxiety. When coupled with the amounts of calcium, magnesium, and potassium that are also found in the kudzu vine and root,
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-kudzu-extract.htm

Studies have shown that kudzu root affects neurotransmitters (including serotonin, GABA, and glutamate) and thus is being used to treat migraines
http://www.askdrmao.com/natural-health-dictionary/kudzu/

frequency, duration and intensity of cluster headaches were reduced

    Bookmark   October 3, 2013 at 11:21AM
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