Kudzu identification and control
Pueraria montana var. lobata
This extremely aggressive and invasive Class A noxious weed has not yet established in Washington State and eradication is required. This species is also on the Washington quarantine list (known as the prohibited plants list) and it is prohibited to transport, buy, sell, offer for sale, or to distribute plants or plant parts, seeds in packets, blends or "wildflower mixes" of this species, into or within the state of Washington. For more information on noxious weed regulations, see Noxious weed lists and laws.
Additional information on kudzu
- Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board (external link)
What to do if you find this plant in King County, Washington
Please notify us if you see kudzu growing in King County. Our program staff can provide the property owner or appropriate public agency with site-specific advice on how best to remove it. Also, because kudzu is not established in King County, we have an opportunity to stop it from spreading if we act quickly. We map all known locations of regulated noxious weeds such as kudzu in order to help us and others locate new infestations in time to control them.
Report kudzu in King County, Washington
- Please notify us through our online infestation form
Locate kudzu in King County, Washington
- Use our interactive noxious weed map and search for kudzu