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Name: James
Status: other
Grade: 12+
Location: Outside U.S.
Country: USA
Date: Winter 2009-2010

Question:
What is the "glue" that many climbing vines use to cling to sides of houses for example? Is there a solvent for the organic glue that anchors the feet of Ivy tendrils to walls and stucco? These feet tend to remain even after the plant has been removed and are firmly attached.



Replies:
Hello,

Here is a webpage about removing the adhesive discs:

http://www.hgtv.com/landscaping/removing-clinging-vines/index.html

Sincerely,

Anthony R. Brach
Missouri Botanical Garden



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