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What This Woman Photographs Is Stunning, But It Has A Dark Side.

It may look incredible, but the cons of this species’ presence have proven to far outweigh the pros. These photos, which were taken by Schmitz in Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina, reveal the immensity of this plant’s power.
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Kudzu expands its damaging reign about by about 30 centimeters per day. As you can imagine, that really adds up after a few decades.
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“The notion of a plant being ‘invasive’ was intriguing,” the photographer writes, “since it is described with a term normally used to describe actions of war. Bringing war terminology to mankind’s relation to a singular plant and its germination might even describe something about our relation to nature itself.”
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The eerie series speaks to the sometimes baffling power of nature, revealing the strange beauty of Kudzu’s devastating reach.
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