Twining shrub or climber. Fl. pink/purple, Sep to Dec or Jan. Gravelly soil, sand, loam. Coastal areas, creek banks, roadsides, gardens, bare areas.
General Biology. Growth form. Vine. Reproduction. Seed. Dispersal. Explosive, birds, water, soil and garden refuse. Time to first flowering. 2+ years. Vegetative regeneration strategy. coppices/resprouts. Seedbank persistence. Soil, medium, 1-5 years. Fire response. Fire can kill mature plants and stimulate seed germination.
Notes. Infestations smother all ground-flora, topple shrubs and trees and prevent any regeneration occurring. Soil disturbance generates mass seed germination.
Additional information. Origin. South Africa. History of use/introduction. Garden escape. Similar native species. Hardenbergia comptoniana.
Suggested method of management and control. Hand pull seedlings and small plants ensuring removal of all root material; sever vines of larger plants and leave to dry in canopy, then dig out woody roots; scrape and paint using 100% glyphosate or foliar spray in highly degraded sites with 1.5% glyphosate; in more sensitive sites, cut stems off at chest height, lay lower sections on ground and apply 1.5% glyphosate over them. 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.
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Legend: Y = Yes, regularly, O = Occasionally, U = Uncertain, referred by others but not confirmed.
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