Monday, September 2, 2013

Kudzu vine (Pueraria lobata) 葛(クズ)

This plant has a large presence.

よく電柱なんかが クズで覆われてたり、地面や崖を覆い尽くしているのを見かけます。
I often see, the telephone pole is covered to this. and coverd ground.

If you want to the mowing, then this is a nuisance. Not pull it out.

しかし、利用価値は高く、根をすりつぶし、寒ざらしにすれば葛粉がとれ、くずきりなどの材料になります。 そして、うちのウサギ(コロ松)の大好物でもあります(´∀`)
However, it has been used for a long time. This is the raw material for starch. And This is an important food for my rabbit.

This flowers are inconspicuous because blooming between the leaves.

見ようによっては、藤を上下逆さまにした感じなのですが、なぜか毒々しくて 遠目には美しくないです。
It looks like wisteria, but up and down is reverse.
It is not beautiful to look at from a distance. And wearing heavy color.

It is a cute leguminous flower when viewed at close range.