Practically the tendrils assist the plant in its native state to scramble over rocks or trees.
They climb by means of tendrils, which are stipular structures arising from the leaf-sheath.
She pulled her wet hair back into a braid at her neck and fluffed the loose tendrils at her temples into curls.
The tendrils of a vetch and of a cucumber are analogous, and also homologous because they both belong to the category leaf; but they are only analogous to the tendrils of the vine and of the passion-flower, which belong to the category stem.
Some petioles are long, slender and sensitive to contact, and function as tendrils by means of which the plant climbs; as in the l,' nasturtiums (Tropaeolum), clematis and c in others; and in compound leaves the midrib and some of the leaflets may similarly be transformed into tendrils, as in the pea and vetch.