Each leaf has a slender stem-like axis, which twines round a support and bears leaflets at intervals; it goes on growing indefinitely.
When a sensitive tendril comes into contact with a foreign body, its growth becomes so modified that it twines round it.
twines round three heads.
Elsewhere and also earlier, the serpent twines round three heads.
The best known kind is S. heterophylla, and of this there is a distinct narrow-leaved form angustifolia, which twines less freely.
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