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Pueraria montana (Lour.) Merr.
KUDZU
Pueraria lobata

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Pueraria montana, stem - showing leaf bases
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Pueraria montana, leaf - margin of upper + lower surface
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Pueraria montana, inflorescence - whole - unspecified
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Pueraria montana, inflorescence - lateral view of flower
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Pueraria montana, inflorescence - frontal view of flower
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Pueraria montana, inflorescence - frontal view of flower
Pueraria montana, fruit - lateral or general close-up
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Pueraria montana, fruit - lateral or general close-up

Pueraria montana
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Pueraria montana

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Membracidae  Cyrtolobus clarus @ UDCC_TCN (1)
Synchytriaceae  Synchytrium minutum @ BPI (1)
_  Megacopta cribraria @ AMNH_IZC (11); MEMU_ENT (33)

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 Phylum Tracheophyta  
 Class Magnoliopsida  
 Order Fabales  
 Family Fabaceae  
 Genus Pueraria  
  Pueraria montana    (Lour.) Merr., 1935 
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Pueraria montana (Lour.) Merr.
kudzu

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General Information
Symbol: PUMO
Group: Dicot
Family: Fabaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Vine
Native Status : HI   I
L48   I
PB   I
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©Lawrence S. Gilliam. United States, NC, Guilford Co., wood margin. July 30, 2004. Usage Requirements .

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Synonyms

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Fabales
Family Fabaceae ⁄ Leguminosae – Pea family
Genus Pueraria DC. – kudzu
Species Pueraria montana (Lour.) Merr. – kudzu

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 2 subspecies of Pueraria montana . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Pueraria montana</i>
(Lour.) Merr. var. <i>
lobata</i>
(Willd.) Maesen & S.M. Almeida ex Sanjappa & Predeep
Pueraria montana var. lobata
kudzu Distribution of <i>
Pueraria montana</i>
(Lour.) Merr. var. <i>
montana </i>
Pueraria montana var. montana
Taiwan kudzu

Legal Status

Noxious Weed Information
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete noxious weed list for that location, or click here for a composite list of all Federal and State Noxious Weeds .
Connecticut kudzu Potentially invasive, banned
Florida kudzu Noxious weed
Massachusetts kudzu, Japanese arrowroot Prohibited
U.S. Weed Information
Pueraria montana kudzu This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.
STATE Assorted authors. State noxious weed lists for 46 states . State agriculture or natural resource departments.

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

Top Level Regions
Hawaii FAC
North America
Arid West UPL
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FACU
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont UPL
Great Plains UPL
Midwest UPL
Northcentral & Northeast UPL
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast UPL

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Army-Plant Management Information System (PUMO)
European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (PUMO)
FL-FL EPPC Fact Sheet (PUMO)
FL-Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council (PUMO)
Global Invasive Species Database (PUMO)
HI-Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PUMO)
InvasiveSpecies.gov (PUMO)
Kemper Center for Home Gardening (PUMO)
Kudzu Control Without Chemicals (PUMO)
OR-Dept. of Agriculture Weed Control (PUMO)
Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council (PUMO)
TNC: Wildland Invasive Species Program (PUMO)
USDA FS Southern Research Station (PUMO)
USDA FS Treesearch (PUMO)
University of Alabama: The Amazing Story of Kudzu (PUMO)
University of Florida, Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (PUMO)
VA-Virginia Native Plant Society (PUMO)
VA-Virginia Tech Dendrology (PUMO)
www.invasivespecies.org (PUMO)

Wildlife

Food

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds
Miller Moderate

Cover

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds
Miller Moderate

Sources

Miller, J.H., and K.V. Miller. 1999. Forest plants of the southeast and their wildlife uses . Southern Weed Science Society.

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover
High Average 25-50% of diet Regular source of cover
Low 5-10% of diet Infrequently used as cover
Minor 2-5% of diet Sparsely used as cover
Moderate Average 10-25% of diet Occasional source of cover


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Pueraria montana
Pueraria montana
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Pueraria montana
Pueraria montana
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Pueraria montana
Pueraria montana
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© 2009 Barry Rice

Pueraria montana
Pueraria montana
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