24 min

Kudzu: We've made a big mistake Quartz Obsession

    • Business

Kudzu, an ornamental vine from Japan, first appeared on US soil in 1876. More than a century later, the plant has proliferated so uncontrollably that it threatens to choke out native plants in the American South. As the world looks for creative solutions to confront climate change, are we fated to keep repeating our same mistakes?
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Image credits: Photograph by Eric Helgas, styling by Alex Citrin-Safadi

Kudzu, an ornamental vine from Japan, first appeared on US soil in 1876. More than a century later, the plant has proliferated so uncontrollably that it threatens to choke out native plants in the American South. As the world looks for creative solutions to confront climate change, are we fated to keep repeating our same mistakes?
Please take our survey to help us improve the Quartz Obsession
Sponsored by American Express
Image credits: Photograph by Eric Helgas, styling by Alex Citrin-Safadi

24 min

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