|Botanical Name||Asparagus densiflorus|
IdentificationA dense scrambler with sharp, spiny scales. Flowers are small, pink and develop into red berries. It has Tuberous roots.
HabitatsForest margins and hedges, sand dunes.
Impact to Biota and EcosystemsHas the potential to be similar to climbing asparagus which has a capacity to smother forest understory to a height of 2.5 - 5 m; smothers ground cover and can prevent regeneration of canopy species.
Dispersal Routes, Vectors, Infestation SourcesMay originate from garden rubbish or be distributed by birds.
Dig out roots.
Spray with Glyphosate + Penetrant.
Rate - Handgun 1 litre Glyposhate + 200 mls Penetrant/100 litres water. Knapsack 100 mls Glyphosate + 20 mls Penetrant/10 litres water.
Spray with Glyphosate.
This plant is prohibited from propagation, sale and distribution within the Bay of Plenty!