Natural and human dimensions of a quasi-wild species: the case of kudzu

  title={Natural and human dimensions of a quasi-wild species: the case of kudzu},
  author={Zhenyu Li and Quan Dong and Thomas P. Albright and Qinfeng Guo},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
The human dimensions of biotic invasion are generally poorly understood, even among the most familiar invasive species. Kudzu (Pueraria montana (Lour.) Merr.) is a prominent invasive plant and an example of quasi-wild species, which has experienced repeated introduction, cultivation, and escape back to the wild. Here, we review a large body of primary scientific and historic records spanning thousands of years to characterize the complex relationships among kudzu, its natural enemies, and… Expand

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