- Common Name(s):
- Florida anise tree
- Alba, Halley's Comet, Semnes
Normally smaller than I. parviflorum; foliage and fruit are poisonous to livestock; leaves may discolor in sun or if exposed to harsh winds; native to Florida. This plant is resistant to damage by deer.
- 5-8 ft.
- Alternate, simple, lustrous to dull, dark green leaves; 2-6 in. long; fragrant
- 1-2 in. maroon to red, star-shaped flowers in late spring
- 6 to 9
- Partial shade to shade; prefers moist, well-drained soil high in organic matter
- Upright; much-branched shrub; open, loose
- 6-8 ft.
NCCES plant id: 1596