Evergreen or semi-deciduous climber < 12 m tall. Stems are tough and wiry. Leaves are compound and dark green, with 5-7 leaflets and a large terminal leaflet. Flower buds are red/pink and borne in late winter – early spring. Flowers are white, five-petalled and star-like.
To help protect our environment:
Forest, forest margins and gaps, wasteland, roadsides, disturbed sites, fence-lines, abandoned structures.
Seeds dispersed by birds. Vegetative spread from suckering. Human-mediated dispersal through dumping of garden waste.
Forms dense groundcover, preventing native seedling establishment. Smothers all vegetation in the subcanopy.
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.