Northwest Arkansas: The vine that ate the south -- Kudzu -- blankets roadside foliage southwest of Mountain Home.
From Wikipedia: Kudzu (Pueraria lobata, and possibly other species in the genus Pueraria) is a plant in the genus Pueraria in the pea family Fabaceae, subfamily Faboideae. It is a climbing, coiling, and trailing vine native to southern Japan and southeast China. Its name comes from the Japanese name for the plant, Kuzu (クズ or 葛?).
Kudzu is sometimes called gé gēn and has earned such nicknames as the "foot-a-night vine", "mile-a-minute vine", and "the vine that ate the South" (of the United States) due to its out-of-control growth in the Southeastern United States. In Vietnam, it is called sắn dây.