The ecology of bridal veil (Asparagus declinatus L.) in South Australia

Susan L. Lawrie, School of Geography, Population and Environmental Management, Flinders University, GPO Box 2100, Adelaide, South Australia 5001, Australia.


Bridal veil (Asparagus declinatus L.) was introduced to Australia for ornamental purposes from its native home of South Africa. It has since emerged as a highly invasive and aggressive environmental weed. Bridal veil is yet to receive the same research and public attention as its close relative bridal creeper, yet it has a similar lifecycle, habit and environmental impact. This paper draws from research conducted in South Australia to outline the biology, ecology and dispersal vectors of bridal veil.


Plant Protection Quarterly (2006) 21 (3) 99-100.