Factors affecting the distribution of bridal creeper (Asparagus asparagoides) in the lower south-west of Western Australia

J.P. PigottA and P. FarrellB

A Science and Information Division, Department of Conservation and Land Management, Locked Bag 104, Bentley Delivery Centre, WA 6983, Australia.

B National Geographic Information Systems (Australia) Pty. Ltd., Suite 8, 58 Kishom Street, Mount Pleasant, WA 6153, Australia.


Bridal creeper, was surveyed on roadsides throughout the lower southwest of Western Australia, and based on previous records was found to be spreading. Bridal creeper was found to be associa ted with surface hydrology in the Cape Naturaliste region and older settlements but not towns. More common in various types of Eucalyptus woodland than other vegetation types, bridal creeper poses a threat to remnant vegetation in national parks and reserves of the region.


Plant Protection Quarterly (1996) 11 (2) 54-56.