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Old 02-21-2008, 08:49 PM   #1
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As the saying goes, there are no stupid questions but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots! As a hops growing noob, I feel as though I have to ask this.

Why are these things called bines and every other climbing plant is a vine?

By the way, here is what I got from dictionary.com:

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n. The flexible twining or climbing stem of certain plants, such as the hop, woodbine, or bindweed.


[Alteration of bind, vine.]

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nounEuropean twining plant whose flowers are used chiefly to flavor malt liquors; cultivated in America [syn: common hop]
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Old 02-21-2008, 08:59 PM   #2
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As "I" understand it has to do with the physical make up of the main trunk and how it attaches itself.

Vines, IIRC, typically have a sucker type stryucture that attaches to it's "host" support.

Bines, again IIRC, use tiny hair like spurs to hook onto the structure (which is why a textured support is necessary).

I could be waaaay of here.

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Old 02-21-2008, 09:09 PM   #3
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Another thing too is that hops grow in a clockwise pattern looking down at them. This causes them to wrap around poles and other things that can support their weight.

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