Rhizomatous and tuberous, perennial, herb and climber, to 1.5 m high. Fl. white & pink, Mar. Grey sand. Coastal dunes.
Alternative Names. Ground Asparagus, Basket Asparagus.
General Biology. Growth form. Geophyte. Life form. Perennial rhizome/tuber. Reproduction. Primarily seed, occasionally rhizome/tubers. Dispersal. Birds, water, soil. Time to first flowering. 1-2 years. Seedbank persistence. Medium, 1-5 years. Fire response. Generally survives fire.
Additional information. Origin. South Africa. History of use/introduction. Garden escape.
Suggested method of management and control. Spray 0.2 g metsulfuron methyl + Pulse® in 15 L water (or 2.5 - 5g/ha + Pulse®). Best results when flowering. Read the manufacturers' labels and material safety data sheets before using herbicides. For further information consult the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority to determine the status of permits for your situation or state.
Legend: Y = Yes, regularly, O = Occasionally, U = Uncertain, referred by others but not confirmed.