Scrambling perennial herbaceous vine < 4 m long. Tubers are brown, woody and beet-like, bearing long, weak rhizomes. Leaves are < 8 x 6 cm, green and arrow-shaped, with pointed basal lobes facing downwards. Flowers are small, green/pink and formed in clusters at the top of the plant in November – March. Fruit is yellow/pink/red and heart-shaped. Seeds are papery and triple winged.
To help protect our environment:
Wasteland, bush and shrubland margins, coast, riparian margins, open areas, disturbed sites, hedgerows.
Sets seed. Vegetative spread from tubers and rhizomes. Seeds and vegetative propagules dispersed by wind, water and soil movement.
Smothers native vegetation and prevents seedling establishment.
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.