Systems Affected (standardized):
cropland/pastureland, forest/woodland, rangeland, disturbed/waste areas, urban/garden, riparian/aquatic
Regions(s) present (updated by AB):
often grows over, shades out and kills all other vegetation, including trees.
Damaged ecosystem services
Ecosystem change/ habitat alteration
Modification of fire regime
Modification of hydrology
Modification of nutrient regime
Modification of successional patterns
Negatively impacts agriculture
Negatively impacts forestry
Negatively impacts livelihoods
Reduced amenity values
Reduced native biodiversity
Threat to/ loss of endangered species
Threat to/ loss of native species
Source? likely to be reintroduced:
Kudzu is widely established in eastern USA. It could be dispersed as seeds in soil or as an ornamental plant through mail order
Can form monocultures, shading out and killing other vegetation, including trees. Has the potential to modify fire and nutrient regimes, hydrology and natural successional patterns, as well reduce biodiversity.
Native Regions in OK:
Current and past designations:
Present in OK?
Present in Bordering States?
TX, NM, KS, MO, AR, LA
Has Legal Status in BS?
KS NW, MO NW, TX NP