Evergreen perennial climber. Leaves are made up of three roughly triangular/heart-shaped leaflets. Flowers are pea-like, white/pink/red and borne in July – January. Seedpods are sickle-shaped.
To help protect our environment:
Scrubland, forest and riparian margins, wetlands, coastal areas, roadsides, urban areas.
Seeds dispersed by explosive dehiscence and water. Human-mediated dispersal through dumping of garden waste and deliberate plantings.
Smothers trees and destroys forest structure. Nitrogen fixer. May facilitate establishment and growth of exotic plants.
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.