Kudzu Vine, Pueraria montana, Adventive in Southern Ontario
Keywords:invasive species, Kudzu, Pueraria montana, seed set, Soybean Rust, Phakopsora pachyrizi, Canada
AbstractKudzu is reported for the first time in Canada. A population was found covering about 3500 m² on a bank above Lake Erie near the town of Leamington, Ontario. We detected high seed viability and germination rates but no evidence that the population has been expanding beyond this site. Nonetheless, we recommend that measures be taken to prevent its continued expansion.
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