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Vangueria madagascariensis, Spanish Tamarind

Vangueria madagascariensis

Spanish Tamarind
Family: Rubiaceae
Origin: Africa, Madagascar
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterYellow/orange 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.DeciduousEdible

The ripe fruit pulp is edible and has a pleasant chocolate-like flavour. It is locally grown, and is generally eaten fresh.

Vangueria madagascariensis can be grown in poor grounds, and can withstand occasional droughts.



Vangueria madagascariensis, Spanish Tamarind
Vangueria madagascariensis, Spanish Tamarind
Vangueria madagascariensis, Spanish Tamarind
Vangueria madagascariensis, Spanish Tamarind


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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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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 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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Vitis cinerea, Winter Grape, Possum Grape, Graybark Grape

Vitis cinerea

Winter Grape, Possum Grape, Graybark Grape
Family: Vitaceae
Origin: Texas
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftVine or creeperSemi-shadeModerate waterYellow/orange flowersFragrantDeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEdible

Vitis cinerea is an American native grape. The leaves are cordiform-emarinate, flabby, dull, limb finely wrinkled (like crepe) between the sub-veins. The fruits of Vitis cinerea are sweet-tart when mature and edible.

The preference is partial sun, moist conditions, and a fertile loamy soil.



Vitis cinerea, Winter Grape, Possum Grape, Graybark Grape
Vitis cinerea, Winter Grape, Possum Grape, Graybark Grape
Vitis cinerea, Winter Grape, Possum Grape, Graybark Grape


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