Kudzu

Pueraria lobata

Photo of Kudzu
Photo by Dr. John Meade, weed scientist emeritus
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension

Kudzu is a high climbing vine that is more of a problem in the deep south where it will overgrow trees in a short time. In our state the winters are too much for it and it is much slower growing. A survey by the NJ Dept. of Agriculture revealed 58 locations in the state. Only one of these (in Red Bank) was of a serious nature. It was introduced as a soil conservation aid and became too much at home.

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  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences