Dog-strangling vine twining up a pole
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Botanical Nerd Word: Twining

Twining: Coiling or spiraling around a support (usually another stem) for climbing.*

Many plants climb by twining. For example, dog-strangling vine. This one is twining up a railing in Wilket Creek.

*Harris, J.G., Harris, M.W. (2001). Plant identification terminology: An illustrated glossary (2nd ed.). Spring Lake: Spring Lake Publishing.

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