Because of it drought tolerance and very fast growth, Catclaw Vine forms dense mats that can cover the forest floor and smother native vegetation, including whole trees.
It is sold in nurseries in the Southwest as a desirable plant because of its drought tolerance and pretty flowers.
For information on how to eradicate this invasive, view our statement on herbicide use and preferred alternatives for invasive plants.
You can replace this invasive plant with native alternatives. Here are some plants that make superior replacements.
Match your location on the Texas map to the color squares on the replacement plants below to find suitable replacements for your ecoregion.