Practically the tendrils assist the plant in its native state to scramble over rocks or trees.
She pulled her wet hair back into a braid at her neck and fluffed the loose tendrils at her temples into curls.
They climb by means of tendrils, which are stipular structures arising from the leaf-sheath.
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.
The parts of the leaf are frequently transformed into tendrils, with the view of enabling the plants to twine round others for support.