Pueraria montana var. lobata


Kudzu - A perennial trailing or climbing vine. It grows at a very fast rate and can easily take over an area if left unchecked.

Leaves: Alternate and compound leaves with three oval shaped leaf sections.

Flowers: Flowers bloom from May-June. Purple to reddish purple flowers clustered along a center stem that grows about a foot long. The flowers are similar to pea flowers and are fragrant.

Habitat: Well drained eroded or degraded land or sandy loam soils in full sun.

Weed Classification: A

Why is it a Noxious Weed?

A highly aggressive plant that smothers anything in its path. It can grow up to a foot a day and will grow into large monocultures that destroy native vegetation.

Kudzu spreads very fast and has been eliminated from Washington that we know. If you see any it is important to let your local weed office know right away.

Control Recommendations:

WA State Noxious Weed Control Board

PNW Pest Management Handbook

Whatcom County Weed Control