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Kudzu

KudzuScientific name: Pueraria montana var. lobata (Willd.) Maesen & S. M. Almeida ex Sanjappa & Predeep (ITIS)

Common name: Kudzu

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Native To: Asia (Everest et al. 1999)

Date of U.S. Introduction: Late 1800s (Everest et al. 1999)

Means of Introduction: Introduced as an ornamental and for erosion control (Everest et al. 1999)

Impact: Crowds out native species (Everest et al. 1999)

Current U.S. Distribution:

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Council

Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council Invasive Plant Manual - Kudzu
Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council.

Partnership

Invasive Plant Atlas of New England (IPANE) - Kudzu
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.

Texas Invasives Database - Pueraria montana
TexasInvasives.org.

Invasive Species Compendium - Pueraria montana var. lobata
CAB International.

Data Sheets on Quarantine Pests - Pueraria lobata (PDF | 181 KB)
European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization.

New York Invasive Species Information - Kudzu
New York Invasive Species Clearinghouse.

Global Invasive Species Database - Pueraria montana var. lobata (vine, climber)
World Conservation Union. Invasive Species Specialist Group.

Government

Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN) - Pueraria montana
USDA. ARS. National Genetic Resources Program.

Pueraria montana var. montana - Fire Effects Information System (FEIS)
USDA. FS. Rocky Mountain Research Station. Fire Sciences Laboratory.

PLANTS Database - Kudzu
USDA. NRCS. National Plant Data Center.

Pest Plant Risk Assessment - Kudzu (Aug 2008; PDF | 292 KB)
Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries (Australia). Biosecurity Queensland.

State

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Alabama Forestry Commission.

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Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

Invasive Plants and Insects of Maryland - Kudzu (Aug 2012; PDF | 670 KB)
Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

Kudzu Control
Missouri Department of Conservation.

Invasive Species Leaflet - Pueraria montana (Mar 2010; PDF | 206 KB)
North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. North Carolina Forest Service.

Plant Pest Risk Assessment for Kudzu, Pueraria montana (2013; PDF | 1.66 MB)
Oregon Department of Agriculture.

Invasive Plants in Pennsylvania: Kudzu (PDF | 211 KB)
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

Class A Noxious Weed: Kudzu
Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board.

Kudzu (Pueraria lobata syn Pueraria montana var lobata)
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Academic

Pueraria montana
University of Florida. IFAS. Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants.

Kudzu in Indiana (Sep 2004; PDF | 248 KB)
Purdue University Extension. Weed Science.

Introduced Species Summary Project - Kudzu
Columbia University. Center for Environmental Research and Conservation.

Invasive Plant Atlas of the MidSouth - Kudzu
Mississippi State University. GeoResources Institute.

Professional

Pueraria lobata
Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk.

Kudzu
Plant Conservation Alliance. Alien Plant Working Group.

BioBullies - Kudzu - BioBullies
Natural Biodiversity (Western Pennsylvania).

Citations

Everest, J.W., J.H. Miller, D.M. Ball, and M. Patterson. 1999. Kudzu in Alabama: History, Uses, and Control (PDF | 1.46 MB) Alabama Cooperative Extension System. ANR-65.

Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Pueraria montana var. lobata. [Accessed Mar 19, 2015].

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