From which plant family do vanilla pods come?

Answer Vanilla originated in southeast Mexico and Guatemala, according to the National Tropical Botanical Garden. It is a member of the Orchid family (Orchidaceae). Since its introduction in 16th-century ... Read More »

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Which plant family do vanilla pods come from?

Vanilla pods, although often incorrectly referred to as beans, are actually the ripe fruit of the Vanilla planifolia, which is part of the Orchidaceae (orchid) family. The botanical name is Vanilla... Read More »

How do I identify plant seed pods?

Nearby PlantsExamine the area around the spot where you found the seed pod. Unless the pod is winged, it probably fell from a nearby plant. Look for similar pods hanging from plants close by.Ask an... Read More »

What plant does vanilla come from?

Vanilla is a type of orchid native to Mexico. According to Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, "Vanilla is the only fruit-bearing member of the orchid family." It is used as a food flavoring and essence.Sourc... Read More »

What plant does vanilla grow on?

It comes from a climbing orchid, a tropical species -- scientific name Vanilla planifolia, but generally known as West Indian Vanilla. The bit that gives the flavouring is actually the seeds, thoug... Read More »