Climbing, perennial herb. Leaves are triangular and < 75 x 75 mm. Flowers are trumpet-shaped, red/pink/white and borne in January – March. Seed capsule holds numerous small winged seeds.
To help protect our environment:
Forest, scrubland, grasslands, roadsides, rocky sites.
Seeds dispersed by wind. Human-mediated dispersal through deliberate planting.
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.
Do not attempt to undertake control of this species on Aotea/Great Barrier Island group. Please report to Auckland Council if seen on Aotea/Great Barrier Island group.
CAUTION: When using any herbicide or pesticide please read the label thoroughly to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.