Perennial woody vine. Tendrils are clawed. Flowers are trumpet-shaped, purple and borne in spring. Seed capsules are < 95 cm long and ripen in autumn. Seeds are papery and winged.
To help protect our environment:
Riparian margins, forest, scrub.
Seeds dispersed by water, wind and gravity. Vegetative spread from layering and tubers. Human-mediated dispersal through deliberate plantings.
Smothers native vegetation and prevents seedling establishment.
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.