KUDZU DEVELOPED HERE
Posted by: Coinseekers
N 30° 46.650 W 085° 33.091
16R E 638608 N 3405840
Quick Description: Located at US 90 at West Blvd. in front of Agriculture Center Chipley, Fla.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 12/27/2009 10:53:23 AM
Waymark Code: WM7Z6M
Kudzu, brought to this country from Asia as an ornamental, was developed near here in the early part of the Twentieth Century and given to the world as a soil-saving, high-protein forage plant by Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Pleas. The fast-growing, deep-rooted leguminous vine has been widely grown in the United States as a drought-resisting, erosion-controlling plant that compares with alfalfa in pasture and hay-making values.
Marker Number: F-139
Marker Type: Roadside
Sponsored or placed by: Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials In Cooperation with Washington County Historical Commission
Website: Not listed
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