Dipogon (Dipogon lignosus)

Also known as: dolichos pea



Dipogon is a garden escape in coastal areas, invasive in nearby bushland, heathland and dunes. 


Dipogon is a vigorous, twining perennial herb with stems to 3 m long. It is a member of the pea family.   

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Herbicide options

Contact your local council weeds officer for control advice for Dipogon (Dipogon lignosus).

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Biosecurity duty

The content provided here is for information purposes only and is taken from the Biosecurity Act 2015 and its subordinate legislation, and the Regional Strategic Weed Management Plans (published by each Local Land Services region in NSW). It describes the state and regional priorities for weeds in New South Wales, Australia.

Area Duty
All of NSW General Biosecurity Duty
All plants are regulated with a general biosecurity duty to prevent, eliminate or minimise any biosecurity risk they may pose. Any person who deals with any plant, who knows (or ought to know) of any biosecurity risk, has a duty to ensure the risk is prevented, eliminated or minimised, so far as is reasonably practicable.
South East
Exclusion zone: whole region except the core infestation area of Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama and Bega
Regional Recommended Measure*
Whole region: Land managers should mitigate the risk of new weeds being introduced to their land. Plant should not be bought, sold, grown, carried or released into the environment. Exclusion zone: The plant should be eradicated from the land and the land kept free of the plant. Core infestation: Land managers should mitigate spread from their land.
*To see the Regional Strategic Weeds Management Plans containing demonstrated outcomes that fulfill the general biosecurity duty for this weed click here

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Reviewed 2017