Deciduous woody climber. Leaves opposite; adult leaves usually apparently pinnate, with (rarely 3) 5 or 7 leaflets; petioles often twining or twisting; leaflets ovate, 2–8 cm long, 1–4 cm wide, glabrous or new growth downy, hairs sometimes persisting about the main nerves; margins of adult leaves usually entire, juvenile leaves usually coarsely toothed. Flowers bisexual, in axillary or terminal panicles; sepals greenish-white, oblong-ovate, c. 1 cm long, densely pubescent on both surfaces; anthers c. 2 mm long with no terminal appendage. Achenes flattened, ovate, c. 4 mm long, pubescent; awn plumose, 2–3 cm long.
*GipP, *Gold, *HSF, *OtP, *VVP. Also naturalised SA, Tas. Native to southerm, western and central Europe. Noted as naturalised in the Dandenong Ranges between Belgrave and Monbulk, Merri Creek at Northcote, Eltham, and Castemaine Botanic Gardens.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|