Scrambling, multi-stemmed, bushy herb. Roots are tuberous and form a thick mat. Flowers are white and borne in October – March. Berries are red.
Note: The National Pest Plan Accord RPMP status does not apply to the 'Meyersii' cultivar.
To help protect our environment:
Forest, scrub, coastal ecosystems, dunes.
Seeds dispersed by birds.
Can form dense infestations, excluding native vegetation. May impede recreational access to natural 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.
Do not attempt to undertake control of this species on Aotea/Great Barrier Island group. Please report to Auckland Council if seen on Aotea/Great Barrier Island group.
CAUTION: When using any herbicide or pesticide please read the label thoroughly to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.