Climbing, semi-deciduous vine. Stems are woody near the base. Leaves are trifoliate. Flowers are purple and cup-shaped.
Forests, forest margins, canopy gaps, roadsides.
Seeds probably dispersed by birds and mammals. Vegetative spread from root fragments. Human-mediated dispersal through deliberate plantings.
Likely to invade native forest and smother vegetation.
Do not attempt to undertake control of this species. Please report to Auckland Council.
CAUTION: When using any herbicide or pesticide please read the label thoroughly to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.