Evergreen climber. Stems hollow. Leaves hairy at first, elliptic to ovate, 3-7 cm long, occasionally lobed. Flowers in axillary pairs, each 3-5 cm long, fragrant, white, often purple-tinged, becoming yellow; late spring to early summer.
Recorded as a serious weed in the Sydney district but also apparent in SA and north of the ACT through NSW into Qld, mostly in moist gullies.
Source: (2002). Caprifoliaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.
Compact groundcover, the smallish leaves with golden veins and sometimes lobed. ['Reticulata']
Introduced R. Fortune, c. 1862.
Leaves hairy on both surfaces at first, dark green. Flowers white at first, sometimes with reddish shades but becoming yellow, the upper lip divided almost to the middle.
Introduced Dr George Hall to Parson's Nursery, Flushing, USA, 1862.
Leaves purplish. Flowers purplish outside, white inside.