Scrambling perennial herbaceous vine. Stems are hairless and winged. Leaves are alternate, smooth and compound, with a pair of leaflets borne on a winged petiole. Flowers are purple/pink/magenta and borne in racemes in September – May. Seed pods are flattened, green maturing to brown and split open into curled segments.
Although everlasting pea is not a legally declared pest plant, it may still be invasive in some situations. Consider lower risk alternatives for your garden, such as native plants.
Open areas, urban areas, disturbed sites, gardens, wasteland, roadsides.
Seeds dispersed by explosive dehiscence. Vegetative spread from rhizomes. Human-mediated dispersal through deliberate plantings.
Can form dense infestations and smother native vegetation. Nitrogen fixer.
Remove all fruits/pods to prevent seeding. Requires regular follow up.
CAUTION: When using any herbicide or pesticide please read the label thoroughly to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.