Climbing Greenleaf is a leafed climbing vine which climbs available structures including trees. It also thrives as ground cover. The leaves all stem from the same side of the vine, and typically face the same direction if climbing.
Uses, Products & Exploitation
Climbing Greenleaf's vines are useful as a simple but relatively secure rope, although it is not nearly as flexible as traditional rope. Its leaves can be steamed or boiled to provide a poultice to reduce swelling or a tea to alleviate headaches. The leaves can only be consumed in small quantities, unfortunately. Too high a concentration of Greenleaf has the opposite effect, resulting in swelling throughout the body as well as headaches, joint pain, and even death.
Symbiotic and Parasitic organisms
The Climbing Greenleaf utilizes other plans and buildings to provide structure for its growth, wrapping around the tree or digging small growth into the building in order to keep its form. While any initial damage is minor the Greenleaf has been known to strangle its growing host or cause structures to crumble as it grows in size and weight each year.
- Conservation Status
- Least Concern
- Body Tint, Colouring and Marking
- green leaves, turning orange and yellow as Frost approaches