Also called Pueraria lobata, "the plant that ate the South", "the vine that ate the South" and "the scourge of the South".  The common name "kudzu" may refer to this species, sister species Pueraria edulis and Pueraria phaseoloides, and hybrids between them.

All are part of genus Pueraria in legume / pea  family Fabaceae in order Fabales.

Native to 🇨🇳 China, 🇯🇵 Japan and 🇰🇵 🇰🇷 Korea.   Invasive > learn+quiz Invasive > Global Invasive > in USA+Canada Invasive > report it! Invasive > in USA Invasive > in USFS (.pdf) Invasive > in Michigan

Learn more about kudzu Pueraria montana

Fact sheet (Ontario) (.pdf) Fact sheet (Ontario) 🇫🇷 en français (.pdf) Control and Alternatives (Maryland) (.pdf pages 5 and 6)   Biological Control in Eastern USA (.pdf page 333)

Discover Life Encyclopedia of Life Google Google images Michigan Flora USDA PLANTS db USFS Wikipedia