Sword lettuce looks like a romaine, but is faster-growing, with a tighter head and pointed teardrop shape. Quick growth makes for good flavor and tenderness. Unlike most other lettuces, can be sown during mild and warm weather and can be grown year 'round.
Akebia longeracemosa "A collection from N. Taiwan. This makes a vigorous twining climber with semi-evergreen leaves composed of 5 slim leaflets. The scented blackish-maroon flowers are borne in pendulous racemes to 15cm long in spring. Purplish sausage shaped fruits can follow in autumn. Sun or semi-shade."