I wrote [2 posts below] that some of us may grow, psychologically, like corkscrews. In the botanical world, the stems of some water lilies twist up through water this way. But actually, I've always related more to fiddlehead ferns (left). Their growing tips start off so tightly clenched, each seems to be a solid disc; but they unfurl into frothy fronds.
In spring, fiddleheads turn up in specialty food markets, where they're very expensive (or you can pick them yourself, if you live in Maine or thereabouts). I bought some once and sauteed them in butter. They tasted woodsy and green.