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Kudzu vine, Pueraria lobata


Short description of Pueraria lobata, Kudzu vine

Pueraria lobata is a fast-growing, climbing vine that is native to subtropical and tropical regions of southeast Asia. It has become invasive in many tropical areas outside this native range.

Description of Pueraria lobata, Kudzu vine status in GB

Kudzu vine is a perennial leguminous vine native to tropical regions in southeast Asia. It has not been recorded in British Isles but has the potential to occur given its occurrence in temperate regions in other parts of the world. 

Habitat summary: Pueraria lobata, Kudzu vine

Road and rail sides, forest and marginal habitats, grassland, river and stream banks, wetlands and abandoned fields.

Overview table

Environment: Terrestrial
Species status: Non-Native
Functional type: Land plant
Date of first record: Unknown

Distribution map

GB Distribution from BSBI

Author's name:

Kevin Walker

Last updated:

September 8th 2017

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