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dose kudzu bleed orange?

Posted by GTjapan none (My Page) on
Mon, Nov 12, 12 at 7:41

hello ive just taken over a neglected farm field here in japan and been working may way though an infestation of kudzu (well i think it is). I have noticed that some vines have bumpy nodules on them near to the ground. when cut they are filled with a bright orange thick liquid. that makes it look like they are bleeding, is this normal?
ive had a bit of a check on the web an coldnt find any obvious answer.
thanks


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RE: dose kudzu bleed orange?

Page 6 is a bit of evidence that it is normal. Those are probably the leguminous nodules.


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RE: dose kudzu bleed orange?

My first impulse when I read the title of this thread was to reply "No, it grows in other states, too", but if you're in Japan you probably won't get the reference to Tennessee football. (*grin*)


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RE: dose kudzu bleed orange?

  • Posted by gerris2 Zone 7a Delaware (My Page) on
    Fri, Dec 28, 12 at 19:41

How will you be controlling the kudzu? It was so invasive in Virginia when I lived there a couple decades ago. It literally covers trees.

I wonder, is it toxic to small plant-eating animals like goats? If not, you could use them as a non-chemical way to control the plants, perhaps?


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