Evergreen perennial root-climbing liana. Leaves are triple-lobed, palmate and usually variegated. Flowers are yellow/green and borne in spherical umbels in August – December. Berries are deep purple black when ripe and are borne March – May.
To help protect our environment, after the RPMP has been operational for two years, you:
Native forest, roadsides.
Seed dispersed by birds. Vegetative spread locally. Human-mediated dispersal through dumping of garden waste.
Forms dense mats, preventing native regeneration, affecting ground invertebrate communities and providing habitat for rodents. Can cause contact dermatitis.
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.