Western Wildcucumber (Marah oreganus) on Aug 15, 2009
Originally reported as Kudzu (Pueraria lobata)
Submitter has sample
Description of specimen
Where clearing of blackberries have occured, within a few years this huge vine with large leaves has started taking over.
I live on the Linn county side of Stayton along Kingston Lyons Rd. (41395 Sunset way, Stayton) and I believe we are starting to have a Kudzu invasion. It seems to be occuring especially in areas that have been cleaned out of Himalayan blackberries.
Tania Siemens WISE Program Coordinator (Watershed and Invasive Species Education) Oregon Sea Grant Extension Oregon State University firstname.lastname@example.org 541-914-0701