*Akebia quinata (Houttuyn) Decaisne. Phen: Mar-Jun; Jun-Jul. Hab: Escaped from cultivation to roadbanks, suburban woodlands, and floodplains. Dist: Native of Japan, China, and Korea. This species is likely to become a serious invasive alien in the Southeast over the next decades; it forms dense mats in natural forests and is difficult to eradicate.
Origin/Endemic status: E. and se. Asia
Synonymy: = C, F, FNA3, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, Va