Perennial deciduous climber. Leaves are five-fingered, with leaflets < 35 x 16 mm. Flowers are tubular, red/pink, < 15 mm in diameter and borne in November – April. Berries are blue/black, < 1 cm in diameter and ripen December – March.
To help protect our environment:
Forest, scrub, disturbed sites, canopy gaps.
Seeds dispersed by birds. Vegetative spread from root fragments. Human-mediated dispersal through dumping of garden waste and deliberate planting.
Smothers and suppresses native vegetation growth in forest and scrub ecosystems.
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.