Richard Bloom

Ficus pumila tendril

Norfolk, England

Commended 1 – Plant Portraits

The tight, coiling tendrils of a Creeping Fig (Ficus pumila) tries to find something to wrap around. This particular tendril had not managed to get a strangle hold onto another plant or structure and so was caught in mid-air, coiling tightly back on itself.

The coiled tendril was so tight you could see the strength and effectiveness of this climbing plant as it stretched out trying to find something to attach itself to. It reminded me of a tightly coiled spring and I was inspired by its power and gracefulness.