Here we go again…..another plant eluding my best efforts at identification. I’ve never seen tendrils growing from the tip of a leaf before!
Here’s a close-up of the mystery plant (vine?) clinging to a nearby Super Cosmos:
This is the third time I’ve noticed this plant in the sunny corner of my rear garden. On previous occasions, it didn’t stick around long enough to show tendrils, probably due to moles destroying the roots. Now that the vermin have gone elsewhere, three such vines are growing tall enough to pique my curiousity!
I’ve noticed a fascinating characteristic: not every leaf grows a tendril! It’s as if the ones closest to an object sense the possibility of support and send out the little string! Look at the stake in the next photo and you’ll see what I mean:
I’d sure love to know what this is! Let me know if you’ve seen anything similar!
Until next time….
🙂 🙂 🙂
- Parts of a Leaf: A Diagram (thatplantgeek.wordpress.com)
- Growing and growing and growing and….. (utconchocommunitygarden.wordpress.com)