Perennial, twining herb, to 2 m high. Brown loam and clay soils, grey loamy sand, ironstone gravel, granite. Interdunal flats, low slopes, steep slopes of embankments, headlands, hills.
Alternative Names. Climbing Asaparagus.
General Biology. Growth form. Geophyte. Life form. Perennial rhizome/tuber. Reproduction. Primarily seed, occasionally rhizome/tubers. Dispersal. Birds, water, soil. Seedbank persistence. Medium, 1-5 years. Fire response. Generally survives fire.
Notes. Under suitable conditions can grow actively throughout the year.
Additional information. Origin. South Africa. History of use/introduction. Garden escape.
Suggested method of management and control. Try 100 ml glyphosate + 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.