Perennial climbing vine. Stems become woody with age. Leaves are glossy, green, opposite and pinnate, with < 9 pointed oval leaflets. Flowers are tubular, fragrant, cream/yellow/burgundy with reddish throats and borne in terminal clusters in August – November. Seed capsules are beaked, green turning brown and contain winged seeds.
Although wonga wonga vine 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.
Disturbed forest, shrubland, coastal cliffs, rocky sites, gardens.
Seeds dispersed by wind. Vegetative spread from layering. Human-mediated dispersal through dumping of garden waste, deliberate plantings and movement of contaminated soil.
Can form dense infestations and prevent native seedling recruitment.
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.