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Verbena sp., Verbena

Verbena sp.

Verbena
Family: Verbenaceae
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Garden Verbenas are a large group of hybrids, with mainly Verbena peruviana and Verbena platensis in their parentage. They grow well in desert dry summer heat, they tend to get mildew in more humid weathers. They are good bedding and edge plant, in hot desert locations, they also make a good ground cover.





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Vernicia fordii, Aleurites fordii, Tung Oil Tree

Vernicia fordii, Aleurites fordii

Tung Oil Tree
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Origin: China
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersIrritatingDeciduousSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Flowers are small and attractive with 5 white petals with streaks of red or purple in the throat, several inches across when open. Tung oil, also called China wood oil or nut oil, has traditionally been used in lamps in China. In modern times, it is used as an ingredient in paint, varnish, and caulk.



Vernicia fordii, Aleurites fordii, Tung Oil Tree
Vernicia fordii, Aleurites fordii, Tung Oil Tree
Vernicia fordii, Aleurites fordii, Tung Oil Tree


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Vernonia sp., Tropical Aster, Ironweed, Bitterleaf

Vernonia sp.

Tropical Aster, Ironweed, Bitterleaf
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: Africa
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterBlue/lavender/purple flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Spice or herbAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Vernonia is a genus of about 1000 species of forbs and shrubs. Some species are edible and of economic value. They are known for having intense purple flowers. The genus is named for the English botanist William Vernon. Common names include bitterleaf, ewuro, ndole and onugbu. They are common in most West African and Central African countries. They are one of the most widely consumed leaf vegetables of Cameroon, where they are a key ingredient of Ndolé. The leaves have a sweet and bitter taste. They are sold fresh or dried, and are a typical ingredient in egusi soup.

Vernonia is well known as a medicinal plant with several uses attributed to it, including for diabetes, fever reduction, and recently a non-pharmaceutical solution to persistent fever, headache, and joint pain associated with AIDS. These leaves are exported from several African countries and can be purchased in grocery stores aiming to serve African clients. Vernonia galamensis is used as an oilseed in East Africa.

In Brazil, V. condensata (commonly known as "figatil" or "necroton") is traditionally used as an analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antithermal, antianemic, antibacterial, liver tonic, hepatoprotective, and antiulcerogenic agent.

Vernonia species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Coleophora vernoniaeella (which feeds exclusively on the genus) and Schinia regia (which feeds exclusively on V. texana).

Vernonia calvoana is a common garden plant in many West African and Central African countries. It is a key ingredient in ndolé, a national dish of Cameroon.





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Vernonia fulta - Tropical Aster, Ironweed, Bitterleaf

Tropical Aster, Ironweed, Bitterleaf. Vernonia is known for having intense purple flowers. The genus is named for the English botanist William Vernon. Common names include bitterleaf, ewuro, ndole and onugbu. They are common in most West African and Central African countries. They are one of the most widely consumed leaf vegetables of Cameroon, where they are a key ingredient of Ndolé. The leaves have a sweet and bitter taste. They are sold fresh or dried, and are a typical ingredient in egusi soup.

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Veronica sp., Speedwell
Veronica spicata 'Royal Candles'

Veronica sp.

Speedwell
Family: Plantaginaceae
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

It forms a low bushy mound of dark green leaves, bearing short spikes of bright blue flowers in early summer for several weeks.





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Verschaffeltia splendida , Seychelles Stilt Palm, Latanier Latte, Splendid Palm

Verschaffeltia splendida

Seychelles Stilt Palm, Latanier Latte, Splendid Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Seychelles Islands
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterOrnamental foliagePalm or palm-likeThorny or spiny

A beautiful species that spots a slender, spiny trunk supported by prominent stilt roots, and large, undivided leaves. The trunk and petioles are covered with spines. Likes a position sheltered from the wind, (to keep the leaves intact), full sun or shade, and moist, but well drained.



Verschaffeltia splendida , Seychelles Stilt Palm, Latanier Latte, Splendid Palm
4 years old plant
Verschaffeltia splendida , Seychelles Stilt Palm, Latanier Latte, Splendid Palm
Verschaffeltia splendida , Seychelles Stilt Palm, Latanier Latte, Splendid Palm
Verschaffeltia splendida , Seychelles Stilt Palm, Latanier Latte, Splendid Palm


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Verticordia sp., Featherflowers
Verticordia plumosa

Verticordia sp.

Featherflowers
Family: Myrtaceae
Origin: Australia
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersUnusual colorRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Verticordia are known for their feather-like or fringed flowers, the beauty of these is invariably included in any description. This has been accompanied by a high desirability as a garden plant, and as a cut flower.

Not all Verticordias are small shrubs. For example Verticordia grandis grows to about two metres and throughout summer produces beautiful red flowers - the largest flowers of the genus.





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Viburnum odoratissimum, Sweet Viburnum

Viburnum odoratissimum

Sweet Viburnum
Family: Adoxaceae
Origin: Asia
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrant

Tiny white flowers are held in great panicles in spring and are pleasingly fragrant. Berries are drupes that turn from red to black and are attractive to birds. Full sun to light. Tolerates moderate shade, but may become scraggly under low light conditions. It is one of the most gratifying shrubs to use as a hedge, because of its fast rate of growth and the beautiful springtime fragrance. It's beautiful, versatile and rarely bothered by pests or disease.

Broadleaf evergreen shrub for informal hedges, screens, barriers, foundations, borders or open woodland areas.





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Viburnum plicatum, Japanese Snowball

Viburnum plicatum

Japanese Snowball
Family: Adoxaceae
Origin: Southeast Asia
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersDeciduousSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Some of the more popular cultivars are selected for having all of their flowers large and sterile with few or no fertile flowers; their flowerheads resemble a snowball.





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Viburnum rhytidophyllum, Leatherleaf Viburnum

Viburnum rhytidophyllum

Leatherleaf Viburnum
Family: Adoxaceae
Origin: Asia
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The plant is an evergreen shrub or small tree with a suckering habit. The leaves are opposite, crinkled, downy on the underside, less so on the upper surface.





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Viburnum sp., Viburnum
Viburnum opulus Roseum

Viburnum sp.

Viburnum
Family: Adoxaceae
Origin: Asia
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.DeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeUnknown name

This important genus is made up of some 150 species of evergreen, semi-evergreen and decidouos cool-climate shrubs or small trees. Fully to moderately frost hardy, most species are remarkably trouble-free plants, growing in any well-drained soil in sun or light shade.





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