Plant ID forum: Kudzu (Pueraria montana)

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Name: John
Thibodaux, La. (Zone 9a)
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anole
Jul 30, 2015 7:06 PM CST
I am working at a construction site and next door is this vine that is covering everything in sight. I am located in zone 9, south Louisiana. I wanted to know the name so I can make sure I never have this at my garden. It really is a monster. thanks

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Name: Ron
Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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rattlebox
Jul 30, 2015 7:38 PM CST
I would say Kudzu
[He] decided that if a few quiet beers wouldn't allow him to see things in a different light, then a few more probably would. - Terry Pratchett
Name: Ron
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rattlebox
Jul 30, 2015 7:42 PM CST



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kudzu_in_the_United_States

Nasty stuff
[He] decided that if a few quiet beers wouldn't allow him to see things in a different light, then a few more probably would. - Terry Pratchett
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 30, 2015 7:43 PM CST
It sure looks like Kudzu to me too and it's very invasive: http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=pueraria+montana&qpvt=Pu...
http://plants.ifas.ufl.edu/node/354
Kudzu Vine (Pueraria montana var. lobata)
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bamira
Jul 30, 2015 7:45 PM CST
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Pueraria_montana nodding
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jul 30, 2015 8:31 PM CST
Yep, Kudzu.
Every part of the Kudzu plant is usable for one thing or another. Some parts are edible (leaves, tips of vine, roots). You can dry the Kudzu leaves and make tea. If you're crafty you can make baskets using the Kudzu vines. Oh, and you can make jelly from the flowers...pretty in pink. Thumbs up

Or you can spray the heck out of it and wipe it off the face of the earth. Your choice. Thumbs up
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Name: John
Thibodaux, La. (Zone 9a)
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anole
Jul 31, 2015 4:42 AM CST
Thanks for the input, I did not know that Kudzu was found in this area. I have seen it in s. Miss. and central parishes in La. It is covering a nice stand of bamboo.

thanks all for the replies.

Anole
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Jul 31, 2015 9:03 AM CST
Although this plant can create a lost city in a matter of a few years, there are only 2 pictures in our database. Could you add yours, John? Especially the leaves.
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Name: John
Thibodaux, La. (Zone 9a)
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anole
Aug 1, 2015 12:02 PM CST
Celia, I will add the pictures to the data base, I am new at this website; I will have to learn how this done.


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Name: Celia
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Zencat
Aug 1, 2015 12:35 PM CST
Kudzu Vine (Pueraria montana var. lobata)

Follow this link. Near the bottom, you'll see Upload A Photo. It will open your documents on your device. Choose Pictures, find the pictures you want to load, then follow the directions from there. Do this for each picture.
Name: John
Thibodaux, La. (Zone 9a)
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anole
Aug 1, 2015 10:34 PM CST
Celia, thanks for the help, I submitted the picture of the kudzu leaves.

Anole
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Aug 2, 2015 7:59 AM CST
You're welcome. I love saying the name 'Thibodaux,' BTW. I have a friend in Jackson, LA, north of you.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Aug 2, 2015 8:48 AM CST
Oh YES! Me too! Thibodaux, Thibodaux, Thibodaux, Thibodaux, Thibodaux, Thibodaux, Thibodaux, Thibodaux! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing It's so much fun! Hilarious!
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Aug 2, 2015 3:19 PM CST
And here I am wondering if the 'T' stands alone as in 'Tib-o-do' or if we use our tongue and teeth to say 'THib-o-do'? Oh, I know I could look it up, but it's more fun to ask. Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Aug 2, 2015 3:39 PM CST
Actually, it is TIB-a-doe. Say it ten more times! It rolls off the tongue.
Name: John
Thibodaux, La. (Zone 9a)
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anole
Aug 2, 2015 6:23 PM CST
Zencat has it right! The H is silent. Zencat my wife also has a friend that lives in Jackson, La. She has a stop over for bike riders. I had a cousin who had a camp in the hills of St. Francisville years ago and we spent several weekends there enjoying the scenery. Also the hummingbirds at the Pond Store in Miss. in that area was also a treat.

Anole
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Aug 2, 2015 6:43 PM CST
My friend has shown me many pictures there. Beautiful place. Lovely people, too!
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Aug 2, 2015 6:43 PM CST
What a relief. None of you called it THIB A DOX. My DH and I both grew up "down the bayou", He was born and raised in Thibodaux and my folks moved us to Larose when I was 6.

John, a few weeks ago we were going through Chackbay on our way to see a friend in Choupic when we saw a stand of cattails covered in Kudzu. Seems it was on ATP that some one was asking where they could get seeds/plants. They instead got a couple dozen almost instantaneous DO NO PLANT. posts.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Aug 2, 2015 6:57 PM CST
Thibodaux, Thibodaux, Thibodaux, Thibodaux, Thibodaux, Thibodaux, Thibodaux, Thibodaux! Saying it just MAKES you want to do a little jig. It's catchy. It makes you smile. Green Grin! Green Grin! Green Grin!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: John
Thibodaux, La. (Zone 9a)
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anole
Aug 2, 2015 7:30 PM CST
Outsiders have pronounced the name Thibodaux several ways but for the most part people get it right. It's an easy way to spot a tourist.

John

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