Climbing liana < 20 m tall or scrambling ground cover. Leaves are palmate, with < 5 leaflets < 75 mm long. Flowers are brown/purple and borne in spring. Pods are purple, flattened sausage-shaped and ripen in late summer.
To help protect our environment:
Roadsides, forest margins, scrub, hedgerows.
Vegetative spread. Human-mediated dispersal through mowing, soil movement, contaminated machinery and deliberate plantings.
Smothers native vegetation and prevents seedling recruitment.
Cut and pull vines away from desirable trees and native plants before foliar spraying. Follow up treated areas 3 times per year. Encourage natural regeneration of native plants or replant treated areas where possible after 2-3 treatments to establish dense ground cover and minimise reinvasion.
CAUTION: When using any herbicide or pesticide please read the label thoroughly to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.