Why is kudzu helpful?

Answer That kudzu [Pueraria lobata] enriches the soil, provides ground cover, and serves as a nutritious food source are three ways that many identify as to how the plant is helpful. Specifically, kudzu s... Read More »

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Where does kudzu come from?

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'.

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.

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 »