Wiry climber with prickles. Also called Barbwire Vine and Native Sarsparilla. This climber has prickly stems, ovate green leaves to 100 mm long with 3 prominent veins, and white or pink-scented flowers. New growth is pinkish. Red or black fruit is only borne on female plants.

Photo: Robert Whyte

Tendrils and Stem

The vine is very stout with strong prickles and can inflict a nasty scrape.
Photo: Robert Whyte