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Climbing plants are plants which have evolved to have the ability to search for light, food and water by climbing any means of support other than themselves for example: other plants, fixed structures like fences and walls. They use various methods to climb including thorns, hook tipped leaves, aerial roots, tendrils or suckers.
Tendrils are stems, leaves or leaf parts or roots which have evolved to slowly wrap themselves around solid structures in order for the plant to gain height.
Climbers can become a pest when they become mature, strangling trees and pulling mortar from walls if not kept in check.
Climbing plants can be found in nearly all plant groups.