(First upload on November 20 2011. Last on December 7 2016) [ 日本語 | English ]

Pueraria lobata (Willd.) Ohwi

Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Pueraria DC. (クズ) in Japan
Kuzu (クズ, 葛), kudzu
Subfamily: Faboideae
Lifeform: deciduous perennial vine
Distribution: East Asia, including southern Japan (exotic to Hokkaido from the native regions)
Habitat: grassland - thicket - forest edge (often predominant on skislopes)

Pueraria hirsuta (Thunb.) Matsum.
Pueraria montana (Lour.) Merr. var. lobata (Willd.) Maesen et S. M. Almeida

ssp. thomsonii (Benth.) H. Ohashi et Tateishi (シナクズ)
var. insularis M. Mizush. (フシゲクズ)
f. alborosea (Makino) Okuyama (トキイロクズ)
f. leucostachya (Honda) Okuyama (シロバナクズ)

Pueraria lobata in Asia

[1/2] on Mount Usu (有珠山) on October 1 2011. [1] a tree covered by L. lobataflora. [2] leaves. Near the entrance of Nishiyama Crater Group. [3] a slope was completely covered with P. lobata along a trail on Mount Namsan in Seoul City, Korea, on September 13 2012. A few trees and shrubs were going to collapse by the cover. It was drizzling. [4] at a hill near the Muroran Marine Station of Hokkaido University on September 8 2014. [5] on a small hill in the Sapporo City Nature Education Park on September 19 2016. Records: at the entrance of Nishiyama Craters on Mount Usu on September 21 2021.