Perennial scrambling or trailing vine to 2m tall. Extensive rhizomes, fibrous roots at nodes. Leaves alternate, dark green, often blueish, arrow-shaped with basal lobes, 4 x 2 cm. Flowers broadly funnel-shaped, 3cm diam, pink or white with purplish-pink stripe on petal centre, Nov-Mar. Seed capsule egg shaped, 6-8mm long, hairless; seeds dark, smooth.
Shrubland, fernland, short tussockland, low-growing habitats, coastal margins, consolidated sand dunes, river systems.
Smothers low growing vegetation.
1. Use vial treatment - cut all stems possible, treat others (1g metsulfuron/20 ml, 5-10 m apart). Move vials monthly until eliminated.
2. Stump swab (1g metsulfuron/L or glyphosate 100mls/L or Banvine 200mls/L). Mulch stems.
3. Spray (120ml Banvine/10L). Spring-autumn.
Caution: when using any herbicide or pesticide PLEASE READ THE LABEL THOROUGHLY to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.