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Species growth

AP.ENVSCI: ERT‑3 (EU), ERT‑3.A (LO), ERT‑3.A.1 (EK), ERT‑3.B (LO), ERT‑3.B.1 (EK), ERT‑3.B.2 (EK), ERT‑3.B.4 (EK), ERT‑3.B.5 (EK)


Kudzu is a Japanese ornamental plant that is considered an invasive species, especially in the southern United States. In the early 1900s, kudzu was a favorite of American gardeners for its ability to quickly propagate. It was also used to prevent soil erosion. However, it became a nuisance, outcompeting native plants due to its unstoppable growth.
Would kudzu likely be categorized as r-selected or K-selected, and why is it so effective as invasive species?
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