An annual vine that propagates from seeds, found commonly in dry areas along roadsides and wastelands. Vines grow rapidly during wet periods, quickly growing over surrounding areas and plants nearby, using tendrils to attach to other objects. When crushed or cut the leaves have an objectionable odor.
Physical removal of the plants prior to seed maturation will help stop the spread of the vines and new seed production, as well as remove these invasive plants from other desirable plants. Vines growing over bare areas can be treated with a contact or systemic herbicide, but if growing on desirable plants should be physically removed. A pre-emergent herbicide can be helpful in stopping new plant germination.