What might be considered a weed or invasive species here could be revered elsewhere. Kudzu is fairly common all over the south. It was introduced in 1876 at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia by Japan. Here, we see it as a drapery smothering trees and plant life. Elsewhere in the world it is harvested to make clothing, food, tea, and used for medicinal purposes including as a cure in China for hangovers…even Harvard is experimenting with it as something to control alcohol cravings.
It seems that if Kudzu is so plentiful here in the spring and summer something useful could be done with it. That way it could cease being a weed here and revered as a useful crop. It's here, we might as well use it for something potentially wonderful.