Kudzu Pueraria montana (Loureiro) Merrill var. lobata (Willdenow) Maesen & AlmeidaNon-native  -  Invasive    Synonyms: Pueraria lobata, Pueraria montana lobata, Pueraria thunbergiana.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Fabales   >   Family Fabaceae   >   Genus Pueraria   

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Kudzu blooming in Cecil Co., Maryland (9/9/2017). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Kudzu in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (9/11/2017). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Kudzu blooming in Howard Co., Maryland (9/19/2009). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Kudzu blooming in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (9/18/2005). Photo by Janice Browne. (MBP list)

Kudzu in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/3/2020). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Kudzu in Howard Co., Maryland (7/10/2015). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Kudzu in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (10/9/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Kudzu in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (9/14/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Kudzu growing in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/28/2017). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)

Kudzu in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (9/11/2017). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Kudzu growing in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/1/2016). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

A dense concentration of Kudzu along Still Pond Neck Road in Kent Co., Maryland (7/13/2014). Photographer notes: "The most extensive growth of this invasive we are aware of in the county." Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

Kudzu leaf with a Kudzu Bug in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/28/2017). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)

Kudzu covering a wooded edge in Prince George's Co., Maryland (9/9/2014). Photo by Fritz Flohr Reynolds. (MBP list)

Kudzu in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/18/2020). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Kudzu in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/9/2017). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Kudzu in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/10/2020). (c) john4015, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by john4015 via iNaturalist. (MBP list)


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