Deciduous, perennial woody climber < 6m tall. Leaves are bi-pinnate and < 15 x 12 cm. Flowers are white, < 3 cm in diameter, and borne in January – March. Seeds have a white hairy plume and ripen in May.
To help protect our environment:
Roadsides, scrub, forest margins, gardens, farmland, hedgerows, fencelines.
Seeds dispersed by wind and water. Vegetative spread from stem fragments.
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.