Kudzu Pueraria montana

  • Author(s): Miller, James H.
  • Date: 1999
  • Station ID: Miscellaneous Publication-SRS-

Abstract

Plant: Twining and trailing semi-woody vine, 10-30 m (35-100 ft) long, with rope-like vines covering mature trees and forming dense patches, having 3-leaflet leaves on hairy pctioles and stems, deciduous and dying with first frost, yielding fragrant red-purple flowers in mid- summer. and hairy flat capsules with few seeds in fall. Large, semi-woody tuberous roots reaching depths of 1-5 m (3-2016 ft).

  • Citation: Miller, James H. 1999. Kudzu Pueraria montana. USDA Forest Service, Region 8, Protection Report R8-PR 037 July 1999

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