Where does kudzu come from?

Answer Southeast China and southern Japan represent the native range of kudzu [Pueraria lobata]. The Chinese name for the plant is 'gé gēn'. The Japanese name is 'kuzu'.

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Why was kudzu used?

Kudzu was thought to be a good bankholder, against soil erosion. For it's a legume, which is a nitrogen-fixing plant. Nitrogen is one of the most common elements above and below ground. But it isn'... Read More »

What are the classifications for kudzu?

It is included in the kingdom of Plantea, the order of Fabales, the family of Fabacea. the genus of puerarea, and the species of Puerarea Lobata.

How to Kill Kudzu?

Kudzu is an aggressive vine that has the ability to grow a foot a day and smother everything in its path. This native of Asia is a legume and was introduced to the United States in 1876. The vine g... Read More »

Is kudzu the same as arrowroot?

No, kudzu [Pueraria lobata] isn't the same as arrowroot [Maranta arundinacea]. Kudzu is in the same family [Fabaceae] as beans and peas. Arrowroot is in the family of the obedience plants [Marantac... Read More »