High-climbing, fibrous-rooted, hairy perennial. Stems are twining, running, long, often purplish, and densely hairy. Leaves are alternate, triple-lobed, < 18 x 16 cm, silky haired and pointed. Flowers are tubular, blue/purple, and are borne in clusters January – December.
To help protect our environment:
Forest and scrub margins, gardens, plantations.
Vegetative spread from stem and root fragments. Human-mediated dispersal through dumping of garden waste.
Smothers and suppresses native vegetation on the ground or in the canopy.
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.
CAUTION: When using any herbicide or pesticide please read the label thoroughly to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.