Aug. 11, 2020

vanillaleaf, Carphephorus odoratissimus

Vanillaleaf leaves have a very distinct odor of vanilla when dry. There are references to use in flavoring drinks. But some reliable sources do not mention the plant, so it is not clear how useful or safe it is to put this in your coffee. Doubt you'll find it at Starbucks. Vanillaleaf grows in AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, and SC. Colquit Co GA, 10/19/15. Aster family, Asteraceae.