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  Vanilla Orchid
Vanilla is the only orchid that can produce edible fruits. The process of converting vanilla into a spice is very long and complicated; hence, vanilla is one of the most expensive spices in the world.
Vera Wood or Bulnesia arborea is an evergreen tree native to Columbia and Venezuela. Of the family Zygophyllaceae it is cultivated for its buttery-yellow flowers and valuable hard and heavy timber called Vera Wood or Maracaibo Lignum Vitae.
Genus of about 250 species of annuals, perennials, and sub shrubs. V. 'Sissinghurst' is a mat forming perennial with ovate, pinnatifid, dark green leaves to 1-1/4in long. The 1/2in across, long-lasting flowers attract butterflies.
Madagascar Periwinkle, Rose Periwinkle or Vinca is a perennial valuable for its tolerance of heat and humidity as well as its long and colorful display of mauve-pink or white flowers. This plant is a native of Madagascar, India of the family Apocynaceae.
Water Chestnut, Malabar Chestnut, Guiana Chestnut, or Provision Tree is a deciduous tree native to Central America. Of the family Bombacaceae it is a large water-loving mid-sized tree that produces large multiple-seeded oblong fruit. The seeds are edible raw but normally roasted, tasting somewhat like chestnuts.
It speaks of old-fashioned beauty, romance and permanence -- Wisteria's pendent racemes of pea-like fragrant flowers seem to take the garden back to slower simpler times.
  Ylang Ylang
Ylang-Ylang or Cananga has wonderfully scented blooms often used in some of the world's most expensive perfumes.
Zephyranthes  are grown for their erect, funnel-shaped, crocus-like flowers which bloom spring to autumn often a few days after rainstorms. They are commonly known as Rainflower, Rain Lily or Zephyr Lily.
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