Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Quadrifid

Quadrifid means to have four divisions or lobes. This akebia quinata has three parts to the flowers and five to the leaves - so that averages out right.

It also smells quite nice and grows like a triffid.

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  1. Ah, but remember the movie Day of the Triffids?

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    1. I do vaguely, Alex - OK, I exaggerated. This plant isn't really triffid-like.

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    1. You'll probably manage quite well without adding this word to your vocabulary, Mac.

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  3. It#s really pretty - and the way it turns inside out is positively flaunting!

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  4. And it's got your favourite colour too, Patsy. :-)

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    1. There are quite a few purple flowers in my garden, Carol.

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  5. I like all words that start with Quad.

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    1. I'll have to find you some more, Maria.

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  6. What a gorgeous plant - I want one! Will it flourish in West Cork, do you think?

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    1. I think it might, Susan - you have it fairly mild there, don't you?

      They seem to take ages to get established, but then take off at speed.

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