Vascular – Exotic
Lianes & Related Trailing Plants - Dicotyledons
Terrestrial. In sun and semi-shade on sandstone soils.
Large vigorous vine. Oval leaves in threes with brown hair on lower surface to 65 mm. Dull red pea type flowers 35 x 15 mm. Pea-like pods 50-100mm.
Can be separated from other climbing Fabaceae by the dull dark red flowers.
August, September, October, November, December
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.
Reason For Introduction
Life Cycle Comments
Birds, water, gravity.
Grows naturally in poor sand stone country but does well in high fertility soil. Tolerates dry conditions. Damaged by heavy frosts (T. McCluggage pers com).