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NC Native Plant Society:
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Illicium floridanum

Florida Anisetree, Anise Tree, Florida Star-anise

Scientific Name:

Illicium floridanum

Genus:

Illicium

Species Epithet:

floridanum

Common Name:

Florida Anisetree, Anise Tree, Florida Star-anise

Plant Type

Tree/Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Illiciaceae (Star-Anise Family)

Native/Alien:

S.E. Native

Size:

6-12 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Red, Purple

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May

Habitat Description:

Acid ravines and small stream swamps.. SE native, not native to NC.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Evergreen

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Highly Recommended and Available

State Rank:

(*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

State Status:

(*Key)

Distinctive star-shaped crimson blossoms develop in leaf axils in early spring.

Will Stuart

A shrub/tree to 25 feet tall, usually multi-stemmed, evergreen with simple, elliptical, leathery, lustrous green leaves.

This specimen was growing along the Natural Heritage Trail in the South Carolina Botanical Gardens in the spring, 2019

Will Stuart

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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