Wife, mother, grandmother, gardener, naturalist, writer, artist, crafter, homeschooler, owner and occasional breeder of registered Shetland Sheepdogs, and a child of the King. Rank amateur at most of these. Live in Westfield, NC, near the western mountains.Some of my photos are now available for sale from Fine Art America. Please check the website: http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/kathryn-meyer.h tml only join the html -- for some reason this site won't let me do it. Clicking on my website below leads to FAA's main page, but you can access my gallery there by putting my name Kathryn Meyer in the search box.
Uploaded by: ChrisAnthemum
Friday October 7, 2011
Caption: The Vine that Ate the South. Brought in from Asia originally to help combat soil erosion, this invasive has succeeded entirely too well, covering many thousands of acres and swallowing up whole forests, suffocating trees for lack of sunshine. It's also difficult to kill; herbicides have little effect on it. Grazing by goats is one method of control. This vine grows so fast, people also call it the "yard-a-night plant" -- but they don't say whether they mean the front yard or the back yard.
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