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Vernonia sp., Tropical Aster, Ironweed, Bitterleaf

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 Vernonia sp.
Family: Asteraceae / Compositae
Tropical Aster, Ironweed, Bitterleaf
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.


 Vernonia sp., Tropical Aster, Ironweed, Bitterleaf

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Vernonia sp., Tropical Aster, Ironweed, Bitterleaf

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Vernonia sp., Tropical Aster, Ironweed, Bitterleaf

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Vernonia sp., Tropical Aster, Ironweed, Bitterleaf

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Vernonia sp., Tropical Aster, Ironweed, Bitterleaf

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Vernonia sp., Tropical Aster, Ironweed, Bitterleaf

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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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Viburnum sp., Viburnum

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Viburnum opulus Roseum
 Viburnum sp.
Family: Adoxaceae
Viburnum
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.


 Viburnum sp., Viburnum

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Viburnum obovatum

Viburnum sp., Viburnum

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Viburnum x pragense
Viburnum sp., Viburnum

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Viburnum odoratissimum
Viburnum sp., Viburnum

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Viburnum farreri
Viburnum sp., Viburnum

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Viburnum lantana
Viburnum sp., Viburnum

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Vitex glabrata, Black Currant Tree, Smooth Chastetree

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Family: Lamiaceae   (Formerly:Verbenaceae)
Black Currant Tree, Smooth Chastetree
Origin: Australia
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersUnusual colorEthnomedical 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.Edible
 Vitex glabrata, Black Currant Tree, Smooth Chastetree

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Vitex megapotamica, Taruma

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Family: Lamiaceae   (Formerly:Verbenaceae)
Taruma
Origin: Brasil
Small tree 10-20 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.
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 Vitex megapotamica, Taruma

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Vitex megapotamica, Taruma

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Vitex negundo, Five-leaved Chaste Tree

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Family: Lamiaceae   (Formerly:Verbenaceae)
Five-leaved Chaste Tree
Origin: Tropical Africa and Asia
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular 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.

Vitex negundo, commonly known as the five-leaved chaste tree, is a large aromatic shrub with quadrangular, densely whitish, tomentose branchlets. It is widely used in folk medicine, particularly in South and Southeast Asia.


 Vitex negundo, Five-leaved Chaste Tree

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