Vines & Scramblers

Vines, scramblers or climbing plants can trail or creep along the ground but generally require the support of other plants to grow because their stems, in most cases, lack the central thickening which imparts rigour to trees and shrubs. Their stems are usually supple and can twist and contort in erratic convolutions without affecting the transport of water and nutrients that are essential to their survival.

This category of plants includes some of the most damaging environmental weeds in the Sydney region. It is recommended that all species listed be eradicated from gardens and replaced with less invasive species.

Maurandya barclayana
Cardiospermum grandiflorum
Thunbergia alata
Thunbergia alata
Solanum seaforthianum - flowers
Solanum seaforthianum
Cape Ivy
Delairea odorata
Macfadyena-unguis-cati - seed pod
Macfadyena unguis-cati
German Ivy
Senecio macroglossus
Japanese Honeysuckle
Lonicera japonica
Pueria lobata
Pueria lobata
Anredera cordifolia
Anredera cordifolia
morning glory
Ipomoea indica (blue) Ipomoea cairica (coastal)
moth vine
Araujia sericifera
Salpichroa origanifolia
Salpichroa origanifolia
Passiflora subpeltata
Passiflora subpeltata, P. edulis, P. foetida, P. suberosa, P. mollissima
Turkey Rhubarb II (ABurrowes)
Rumex sagittatus
Pithecoctenium cynanchoides
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