Evergreen, perennial, root-climbing liana. Stems are woody when mature. Leaves are usually palmate with three to five lobes, < 20 x 3 cm, and differ between juvenile and adult foliage. Flowers are yellow/green and borne in spherical umbels in August – December. Berries are deep purple/black and borne in March – May.
To help protect our environment, from 1 September 2022:
Roadsides, riparian areas, cliffs, forest.
Seeds dispersed by birds. Vegetative spread from stem fragments. Human-mediated dispersal through dumping of garden waste and deliberate plantings.
Forms dense mats, preventing regeneration of other vegetation. Potential to alter decomposition dynamics and nutrient cycling. Can cause contact dermatitis.
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.