Vascular – Exotic
Lianes & Related Trailing Plants - Dicotyledons
Terrestrial. Forest edge, shrublands, track or road sides in open sun
A scrambler climber with three delta shaped leaflets up to 55mm. Typical pea type flowers of purple, red, pink and white shadings to 15 mm. Seed pods, boat shaped to 40 mm. (T. McCluggage)
Climbing perennial herb with pea-like flowers (National Surveillance Pest Plants)
July, August, September, October, November, December, January.
Perennial. seeds (T. McCluggage pers com). Suspected water dispersal and possible spread by birds in nesting material (DoC, 1998). Gravity, water, birds?, humans. (T. McCluggage pers com)
Reason for introduction
National Pest Plant Accord species
This plant is listed in the 2020 National Pest Plant Accord. The National Pest Plant Accord (NPPA) is an agreement to prevent the sale and/or distribution of specified pest plants where either formal or casual horticultural trade is the most significant way of spreading the plant in New Zealand. For up to date information and an electronic copy of the 2020 Pest Plant Accord manual (including plant information and images) visit the MPI website.