Is giant reed a 'miracle plant' or the next kudzu? - Article Photos 8/16

ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, NOV. 18, 2012 AND THEREAFTER - In this March 5, 2012 photo provided by Dendra Inc., a worker from the San Diego River Conservancy sprays previously-mowed, re-sprouting Arundo donax in Santee, Calif. California has spent more than $70 million trying to eradicate the invasive, self-propagating perennial. (AP Photo/Dendra Inc., Jason Giessow)