LAWYER VINE FACTS
Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
Barbwire Vine, Austral Sarsaparilla, Sarsaparilla
Lawyer vine is a climber with prickly stems that can grow up to eight metres long. The stems have long coiled tendrils that help it climb. The leaves are oval tapering towards the tip and up to 15cm long and 9cm wide. There are five bold veins running along the leaf from stem to tip. It produces clusters of creamy coloured flowers. The fruit are round berries to about 8mm in diameter and are green before ripening to black with one or two hard seeds inside. The fruit is eaten by birds which spread the seeds.
stems to 8m
found in rainforest, eucalypt forest, open woodland and heathland
Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Northern Territory and northern Western Australia
|Common Name:||Lawyer Vine|