|Botanical Name||Dipogon lignosus|
DescriptionA vigorous scrambler/climber. Delta-shaped leaflets. Flowers may be pink, white, lavender and white or reddish purple.
Where is it found?Forest edge, open scrubland, track or road sides.
Why is it a problem?Smothering of ground cover, regenerating canopy species and shrubs.
How does it spread?Suspected water dispersal and possible spread by birds in nesting material.
How do I get rid of it?
Grub out young plants. Slash down plants smothering taller vegetation and grub out regrowth.
Cut and treat stems with herbicide mix. A number of herbicides are also suitable for overall spraying, best results will be achieved by a combination of the two methods to avoid damage to desirable plants.
|Recommended Approach||Attend promptly to arising seed sources.|
Older reference literature will list this plant as Dolichos lignosus.
For further information please refer to Environment Bay of Plenty's Fact Sheet on Climbing Plants.
This plant is prohibited from propagation, sale and distribution within New Zealand!