I have a plant I bought years ago, labeled simply "vanilla plant." It is leafy and propagates by seed. In Spring it sends up 3-4-foot stems topped by clusters of tiny white flowers that smell of Vanilla; hence, I assumed, it's name. I allowed it to spread way too freely in the rose garden -- the blooms in Spring looked like Baby's Breath among the Roses and I enjoyed this for a while. My cat is drawn to this plant and when it is in bloom she pounces on stems in her reach to roll around on the flowers. When I dug them up yesterday, a plant landed rootball up, and she went after the roots like they were some kind of kitty heroin, tearing and chewing with remarkable focus. I've tried to research this and find only the plant that produces the vanilla bean. Can you help me? Thank you.
Well, not sure what you plant is without a picture. So here is a picture https://www.google.com/search?q=vanilla+plant+common+name+for&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj8t9Py7PfWAhWo7YMKHYN1AUoQsAQIjAE&biw=1280&bih=617#imgrc=_lZRq5JCtdSJaM:
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