Hi I may have made a discovery well no matter what type of tingling vine I grow it always circles counter clockwise. And If I'm not mistaken so does the werl pools in the northern hemisphere. so if they were grown in the southern hemisphere would they go the apposite direction? If any one feels like it please try this by growing a bean plant and please let me know if it grows clockwise.
I am very qurious to know what happens maybe someone has already discovered this. Any way please try this expierament.
I heard from watching "gardening with Ciscoe (spelling?)" on a NW news network that chinese and japanese wisteria spiral in oposite directions. He also told of an over 100 year old wisteria that had lifted a three story house slightly off its foundation. I imagine if we could hybridize wisteria with say N. truncata we would FINALLY have man eaters!
Happy growing, Jack "Never doubt that a small group of concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead, American Anthropologist
The coriolis effect does govern the direction that hurricanes spin, and does deflect N/S flowing air currents, but it does not have impacts on toilet bowl flushings or the direction your plant twiddles its bracts.
The direction that plants twine, by the way, can depend upon species, as Justjack noted. For example, of the 20+ species of Utricularia with twining inflorescences, they all twine the same direction except for U. appendiculata.