A new meaning of the Evergreen State!

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If this stuff gets established in the northwest, it will do well.

Z1X4Y7@aol.com), November 18, 2000


To do this right.


For lack of a quotation mark.

Best wishes,,,


-- Z1X4Y7 (Z1X4Y7@aol.coZ1X4Y7), November 18, 2000.

Today: a half-acre patch. Tomorrow: hope you like the Space Needle in green.

-- I'm Here, I'm There (I'm Everywhere@so.beware), November 18, 2000.

Wasn't this a Stephen King novel?

-- (nemesis@awol.com), November 18, 2000.

Let's get the agrigeneticists to splice it with hemp. then sprinkle the seeds over the Pentagon and white House, Jerusalem and Iraq.

-- johnn littmann (littmannj@aol.com), November 18, 2000.

Maybe we should make a preemtive strike, & lobby Oprah to publicize kudzu's dietary wonders, or Bingo cold research its mind altering propensities. Below are the snappy results from a brief google 'kudzu recipe' search:

Emory Magazine: Winter 1998: Kudzu Quiche ... Kudzu Quiche. (4-6 servings): 1 cup heavy cream; 3 eggs, beaten 1 cup chopped, young, tender kudzu leaves and stems; 1/2 teaspoon salt; ground pepper to taste; 1 cup ... www.cc.emory.edu/EMORY_MAGAZINE/winter98/recipe.html - 2k - Cached - Similar pages

y'all.com - kudzu recipe ... Pull up a printable version of this recipe. Turnips and kudzu greens Makes 4 servings. 4 thick slices bacon 1 pound turnips 1 cup chopped kudzu leaves and stems ... www.accessatlanta.com/global/local/yall/food/kudzu/greens.html - 7k - Cached - Similar pages

y'all.com - kudzu recipe ... up a printable version of this recipe. Makes 6 servings. 1 cup uncooked rice, cooked according to package directions Kudzu (complete leaves), enough to cover an ... www.accessatlanta.com/global/local/yall/food/kudzu/sea.html - 7k - Cached - Similar pages [ More results from www.accessatlanta.com ]

Bubba Archive: October 1996: [BUBBA-L:42653] Kudzu Jelly ... [BUBBA-L:42653] Kudzu Jelly Recipe. mshores@sa.ua.edu Tue, 15 Oct 96 21:17 CDT: ... ulibnet.mtsu.edu/~bubba/bub1096/0615.html - 4k - Cached - Similar pages

Barbeque ... great sadness, is gone). The cole slaw recipe was taught me by "Miss Sarah," the ... or family, I'll usually smoke my "Kudzu Killer" South Carolina style pork, a ... steve.metz.home.mindspring.com/south.htm - 27k - Cached - Similar pages

Kudzu Recipes ... Jane Linton. Before using these or any kudzu recipe, one would need to be sure that the kudzu you gather is not sprayed with chemical control agents that may be ... home.att.net/~ejlinton/jelly.html - 13k - Cached - Similar pages

Kudzu Tea -- The Amazing Story of Kudzu Kudzu Tea Recipe. by Oxford Stroud. As demonstrated in The Amazing Story of Kudzu. Oxford Stroud, author of the novel, Marbles, taught English Composition at ... www.cptr.ua.edu/kudzu/kudtea.htm - 4k - Cached - Similar pages

Other sources of Information about Kudzu, God's "Miracle Weed ... ... http://www.eptr.ua.edu/kudzu/kudtea.htm. Kudzu Tea Recipe. by Oxford Stroud. As demonstrated in The Amazing Story of Kudzu. ... www.healthark.com/mmedia/kudzu3.htm - 13k - Cached - Similar pages


Or else, perhaps Pfizer could isolate & patent Kudzu's unique medicinal qualities; starting an international ruckus & competiton for the raw plant materials:

{Again, a quick health hit from google}:


"Historical or traditional use (may or may not be supported by scientific studies): Kudzu root has been known for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine as ge-gen. The first written mention of the plant as a medicine is in the ancient herbal text of Shen Nong (circa A.D.100). In traditional Chinese medicine, kudzu root is used in prescriptions for the treatment of wei, or “superficial,” syndrome (a disease that manifests just under the surface—mild, but with fever), thirst, headache, and stiff neck with pain due to high blood pressure.1 It is also recommended for allergies, migraine headaches, inadequate measles eruptions in children, and diarrhea. It is interesting to note that the historical application for drunkenness has become a major focal point of modern research on kudzu. It is also used in modern Chinese medicine as a treatment for angina pectoris.

Active constituents: Kudzu root is high in isoflavones, such as daidzein, as well as isoflavone glycosides, such as daidzin and puerarin. Depending on its growing conditions, the total isoflavone content varies from 1.77–12.0%, with puerarin in the highest concentration, followed by daidzin and daidzein.2

As is the case with other flavonoid-like substances, the constituents in kudzu root are associated with improved microcirculation and blood flow through the coronary arteries. A widely publicized 1993 animal study showed that both daidzin and daidzein inhibit the desire for alcohol.3 The authors concluded that the root extract may in fact be useful for reducing the urge for alcohol and as treatment for alcoholism. This has not yet been proven in controlled clinical studies with humans."


I personally think the diet aid/haute cuisine angle has the most upside potential.


Now that holiday pie baking season is here, might I suggest to all of my fellow conscientious North Americans that we substitute a European starling for each of those four and twenty blackbirds baked in our pies?

-- flora (***@__._), November 18, 2000.

If you can't beat 'em, eat 'em! Whip Kudzu Now! That'd work on a bumper sticker. (And it'd be big enough to cover up all the soon-to-be-obsolete Bush-Cheney/Gore-Lieberman stickers, as a side benefit.)

-- I'm Here, I'm There (I'm Everywhere@so.beware), November 18, 2000.

Oregon officials are still trying to figure out how to get rid of the patch, which is alongside Highway 99 between the towns of Canby and Aurora. Meanwhile, they've alerted neighboring states, including Washington.

Highway 99 isAurora last time I looked.....about 8 hours ago.

-- Cherri (sams@brigadoon.com), November 19, 2000.


One of the concerns with introduced, invasive plants is that if they have colonized a half acre, they are probably in other places. Not true with Kudzu. That might only be one weeks growth; or not. We will have to see. This thing will do well in the Puget Sound area.

Best wishes,,,,


-- Z1X4Y7 (Z1X4Y7@aol.com), November 19, 2000.

I actually looked this up, because I had no idea what you guys were talking about. "The Plant That Ate The South" sounds like something that would've eventually shown up on Mystery Science Theatre 3000.

Anyway, here's kind of an interesting site: The Amazing Story of Kudzu.

There's also this one: The Kudzu Page from the AccessAtlanta web site.

There's also this one: Kudzu - The Vine.

But my favorite title (by far) is this one: Kudzu Kingdom.

There seems to be an entire cottage industry built around it.

(No pun intended.)

-- Patricia (PatriciaS@lasvegas.com), November 19, 2000.


I know that you were in NY city where no plants live. You are now in LV where few live. You should go to GA, etc. This stuff is amazing. Go to rural roads and you can't see off of the road. It is like driving betwixt screens. Very agressive plant. Now the northwest is perfect for it. Portland will soon be known as the Kudzu city. Don't know how they will advertize that. What is worse is if the thing invades Western Washington. Parts of the San Juans are as mild as northern Florida. It will go wild.

Best wishes,,,,


-- Z1X4Y7 (Z1X4Y7@aol.com), November 19, 2000.

Actually, Z, you'd be surprised at how "green" NYC really is in the Spring and Summer (and I mean from foliage, not pollution).

I went back this past July for a friend's wedding and SO came with me. He couldn't believe how "green" it was. We stayed in Brooklyn in my old neighborhood, and I took him walking around. He couldn't stop saying how surprised he was at all the "green". Combined with the old buildings (e.g., brownstones, limestones, brick, etc.), it's actually quite a pretty sight.

I worked in Atlanta from time to time when I lived in NYC, but I don't remember much about the flora and fauna in the surrounding area. We worked all the time, and didn't get out much beyond the office or the hotel. (This was in Buckhead mostly.)

(I am amazed at how much greenery does exist here in LV. There is a proliferation of olive trees; they are simply beautiful. We have one in the front, two (3?) in the back, and one kind of on the side. And the oleander just about grows wild; such beautiful colors, too. We also have two trees that produce pomegranites; you KNOW I've never seen THOSE before. Uh, on the tree that is.)

-- Patrica (PatriciaS@lasvegas.com), November 19, 2000.


I know NYC and I have been to LV. I think that it is great that you enjoy them. I know that when I lived in Montana, I enjoyed the diversity that we had there. Same in western Washington [even though the diverstity there is sparse].

This is not a competition. But between my door and my car [ 100 ft], I pass more tree species than exist in LV. Now, what should I do about this? I say eliminate some of the species :^) Got to cut the suckers down. What do you think?

Best wishes,,,,


-- Z1X4Y7 (Z1X4Y7@aol.com), November 19, 2000.

Send them here ;-) We can't HAVE enough "greenery" in this place!!

I loved your description on the other thread.....really brought it to life for me; almost made me feel as if I could see it.


-- Patricia (PatriciaS@lasvegas.com), November 19, 2000.

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