Plant Invaders of Mid-Atlantic Natural Areas
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Zwicker. 2002. Plant Invaders of
Fiveleaf akebia, or chocolate vine, is an unusual and attractive exotic vine in the Lardizabala family (Lardizabalaceae) that was imported from Asia around 1845 for ornamental purposes. A deciduous, perennial vine, it occurs in about twenty states in the eastern United States, from Louisiana to Massachusetts and west to Michigan. Where it has become established, it can grow rapidly, forming an impenetrable groundcover, climbing trees and shrubs and smothering everything in its path. Akebia is spread by seed and by vegetative means.
Prevention and Control
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(Tech. Coordinators). 2003. Invasive Plants of the Eastern U.S.:
Identification and Control. USDA Forest Service - Forest Health
Technology Enterprise Team. Morgantown, WV USA. FHTET-2003-08.