Vines climb with the aid of tendrils or root hairs or twining stems, or just sprawl across the ground. Some live for centuries and reach gigantic proportions and some are annuals less than 10 in (25 cm) long. In the home landscape, vines trained on arbors or trellises are ideal for shading patios and other outdoor living areas. Some vines are used as ground covers where mowing is not practical, or as living accents on trees.
Around this time of year farmers here in Kentucky remove the flower buds from the waist-high tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) plants. Sometimes they miss a few, like this on, and the showy, fragrant flowers make an appearance. Click to download a large of version (800x600) of this beautiful burley blossom from my home state of Kentucky (which is also preparing to re-enter the commercial hemp, Cannabis sativa market).
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