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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Bang for your buck

We have a plant here in Arizona that we call "Cat's claw" but in Spanish it is known as Una de Gato or as Indian name of Vilcacora. It is a woody vine found in the tropical jungles of South and Central America and it derives its name form it's claw-shaped thorns.

Several years ago I planted two of these plants in a little planter in the side yard
See the woody stock to the right
They grew and covered the whole wall
Covered and hangs down the arbor

and hangs over the back side of the that's what I call a bang for your buck!


Granny Annie said...

Will those claws latch on to visitors?

Lady Di Tn said...

I would agree. All that from two plants. WOW! Peace

Nancy said...

Yikes, those are some serious thorns!

It looks great on your wall.

Changes in the wind said...

I guess the claws do look serious but they really are mild, just enough to hang onto the wall or trees or whatever.

Farmchick said...

Wow! I really like the way it has vined out and climbed around. Nice!

JeanMac said...

Great value!

Chatty Crone said...

We have something called Kudzu here in Georgia - brought in I belive from China - good ground cover to prevent soil run off.

Now it has taken over everything!