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.

16 comments:

Rachna Chhabria said...

Thanks Patsy for teaching me a new word.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Ah, but remember the movie Day of the Triffids?

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

uh...what?

Oscar said...

Quad-rific!

Patsy said...

You're welcome, Rachna.

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

Thanks, Oscar.

lizy-expat-writer said...

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

Carolb said...

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

Maria said...

I like all words that start with Quad.

Patsy said...

It's a floral floozy, Lizy.

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

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

Susan A Eames said...

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

Patsy said...

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.