Climbing branched perennial small-spined woody vine to 3 m from a short rhizome with thickened roots. Inflorescence consisting of solitary terminal flowers. Cladodes linear, round in cross-section, 3-10 mm long, numerous per node. Flowers bisexual, widely opening, 5-7 mm wide; summer.Tepals green. Fruit red. Syn. A. plumosus Bak., Protasparagus plumosus (Bak.) Oberm.
Grown in gardens as an ornamental under shade or sometimes as a hanging basket subject. Can become an invasive weed.
Source: (2005). Asparagaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.