Perennial scrambling herb < 2 m tall. Leaves are < 6 x 5 cm, arrow-shaped and toothed. Flowers are yellow and borne in clusters March – August. Seeds are fluffy.
To help protect our environment:
Coastal habitats, cliffs, sand dunes, grassland, scrub, forest and riparian margins, wasteland.
Seeds dispersed by wind. Vegetative spread from runners. Human-mediated dispersal through dumping of garden waste.
Forms dense scrambling thickets, smothering and outcompeting native vegetation. May obstruct access to recreational areas.
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.