V is for Vitex, or Chaste Tree. Vitex is used as a medication for women experiencing difficulties during perimenopause. Vitex blossom spikes resemble of a butterfly bush, but the Vitex leaves are tidier and prettier. They grow to fifteen feet, so they are not for the faint of heart. I still have one in a large pot, wondering if I will need it to replace my redbud of questionable health, in my zone 7, edge-of-the-Piedmont, Central Virginia garden.