Factsheet S40: Kudzu Pueraria lobata
Kudzu (Pueraria lobata or P.montana var.lobata) or Japanese arrowroot is an important temperate zone speciality food and cover crop. It is native to China and Japan, where it is widespread, and has been introduced to many other regions. It became a staple food before yams (Dioscorea spp.) or sweet potatoes (Ipomoea batatas) became important.