Kudzu is an infamous weed that kills or damages plants by smothering them under a blanket of leaves.
Originated from Asia in the late 19th century as a garden novelty, but not widely planted until the 1930s, kudzu is now America’s most infamous weed.
By 1945, a little more than a million acres of Kudzu had been planted in the US.
I believe it is important to understand invasive plant species and how they affect landscape architecture.
This article breaks down Kudzu's origin, and how it came to become so frivolous in the United States.