Pueraria phaseoloides

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 Pueraria phaseoloides subsp. var.  Tropical Kudzu
Habit: vine-climber
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Lifespan: perennial
Features: edible
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Leguminosae > Pueraria phaseoloides var. ,

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Pueraria phaseololdes, Benth. (Dolichos phaseoloildes, Roxbg.). St. twining, often scarcely woody, clothed with dense spreading brown hairs: stipules small, lanceolate: lfts. membranous, sparingly covered with appressed bristly hairs above, gray and densely matted below; terminal 1ft. roundish, broadly ovate or rhomboidal, entire or shallowly or deeply lobed, 3-6 in. long: fls. clustered on numerous long-peduncled racemes; pedicels very short; bracts and bractlets lanceolate, strongly nerved, more or less persistent; calyx 1/4-3/8in. long, densely clothed with appressed bristly hairs, lowest tooth lanceolate, as long as the tube, others shorter, all setaceous pointed: corolla reddish, twice as lcng as the calyx; standard roundish above, distinctly spurred: pod glabrescent, 3-4 in. long. India, China, Malaya.—Intro, into U. S. in 1911. Suitable as an ornamental in the southern states. P. L. Ricker.

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Roots are edible.


Possible to grow as an annual crop, harvesting roots in the fall.


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