Plant Form: Fast-growing vine, sometimes creeping.
Size: Scrambles up to 20 m high.
Stem: Slender, ribbed.
Leaves: Opposite, undivided, narrowly heart-shaped to triangular, coarsely toothed edges, hairless, 4-13 cm long.
Flowers: Small, white fluffy flowerheads in rich branched clusters, without obvious petals.
Fruit and Seeds: Up to 2 mm long, black, five-angled with brownish ribs, glands on the surface between the ribs, and white parachuting hairs at the end.
Habitat: Agricultural areas, coastal scrub, forests, plantations, riverbanks, wetlands.
Distinguishing Features: No obvious petals distinguish from most lookalikes.
Impacts: Grows incredibly fast, smothering and outcompeting native vegetation and crops.