Scrambling perennial leguminous vine. Stems are often hairy. Leaves are comprised of three leaflets < 10 cm long and often hairy. Flowers are dark red/purple, pea-shaped and held in clusters in August – December. Pods are < 10 cm long and borne in spring – summer.
To help protect our environment:
Open habitats, forest margins, roadsides, banks.
Seeds dispersed by gravity and water. Human-mediated dispersal through dumping of garden waste and deliberate plantings.
Smothers native vegetation, particularly in open or forest edge habitat.
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.