Plant Form Spreading herb. Size Up to 2 m long. Stem Green to brown, rounded with ridges, spines 5-10 mm long. Leaves Slender pointed flattened stems function as leaves, 15-25 mm long, and in clusters of 1-5. Flowers White to pale pink about 5 mm diameter in clusters of 4-8. Fruit and Seeds Berry, green to glossy red, 5-8 mm wide, with either 1 or few seeds. Habitat Urban fringes, degraded land to native vegetation, in partial or full shade. Distinguishing Features Combination of features distinguish from other asparagus ferns. Impacts Forms dense monocultures excluding native species, reduces soil moisture.