Scrambling, climbing perennial vine < 5 m. Leaves are soft, hairless and bright green, with small ear-like projections at base of leaf stalks. Flowers are yellow and button-like.
To help protect our environment:
Coastal areas, cliffs, lowland forest and riparian margins, roadsides, wasteland, open areas.
Seeds dispersed by wind. Vegetative spread from stolons.
Smothers understorey, suppresses seedling regeneration and facilitates invasive vines. Toxic to aquatic animals and terrestrial invertebrates.
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 4-6 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.