Shrub or Small tree with rough grey bark. Leaves in whorls around stem, coppery coloured when young. Flowers creamy-yellow in cylindrical spikes.
Tufted perennial with narrow, linear leaves to about 20 cm long that arise from an underground rhizome. The three-petalled flowers are on stems that are shorter than the leaves.
Perennial climber: Roots tuberous: Leaves annual but infrequent: Delicate flowers have three distinctly fringed petals held upon short branches. Flowers and stems dieback to regrow in Winter.