Katteklouranker (Afrikaans), amaziphekati (isiZulu & isiXhosa)
The cat's claw creeper Dolichandra (syn. Macfadyena) unguis-cati is an invasive evergreen climber, climbing as high as 9m with claw-like tendrils between the bright green oblong to lance-shaped leaves, which have a terminal, three-part, claw-like tendril. The bright yellow flowers appear from September to February and are trumpet-shaped, occurring in clusters of two or three, sometimes solitary. Flattened, brown leathery capsules hold the winged, papery seeds. This climber invades forest margins, woodlands, plantations, roadsides and urban open spaces.
Canary creeper (Senecio tamoides), black-eyed susan (Thunbergia alata), traveller’s joy (Clematis brachiata)