Asparagus asparagoides

Family Asparagaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [Weeds of National Significance; NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesBridal Creeper, Bridal Veil Creeper, Florist's Smilax, Smilax, Smilax Asparagus
SynonymsAsparagus asparagoides (L.) W.Wight; Asparagus medeoloides (L.f.) Thunb.; Dracaena medeoloides L.f.; Elachanthera sewelliae F.Muell.; Luzuriaga sewelliae (F.Muell.) K.Krause; Medeola asparagoides L.; Myrsiphyllum asparagoides (L.) Willd.
Growth formHerb, Vine/scrambler/climber
Seed dispersal morphologyFleshy fruit/Edible/Aril
Maximum height (m)4
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeSouthern Africa
Exotic range (Australia)NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA, Lord Howe Island
Exotic range (other)North America, Oceania, Pacific Ocean Islands, South America
Habitat types (exotic)Agricultural land, Coastal vegetation/sand dunes, Disturbed areas (including trails), Dry sclerophyll forest, Riparian systems, Roadsides, Wet sclerophyll forest, Woodlands
Soil type (exotic)Alkaline, Fertile, Most soil types, Sandy, Well drained
Decade of introduction1840

National Climate Change Impact

Invasive Class 3

The area of suitable habitat and the habitat suitability of observations, for this species, are projected to decrease or remain the same under RCP 8.5 2065 compared to current climate suitability.

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2035 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2065 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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