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Illicium floridanum

Common Name(s):
Florida anise tree
Cultivar(s):
Alba, Halley's Comet, Semnes
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

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.

Height:
5-8 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple, lustrous to dull, dark green leaves; 2-6 in. long; fragrant
Flower:
1-2 in. maroon to red, star-shaped flowers in late spring
Zones:
6 to 9
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Partial shade to shade; prefers moist, well-drained soil high in organic matter
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Upright; much-branched shrub; open, loose
Width:
6-8 ft.
Tags:
deer resistant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1596

Illicum floridanum Illicum floridanum
Scott Zona, CC BY-NC-2.0
Illicum floridanum Illicum floridanum
Scott Zona, CC BY-NC-2.0
Illicum floridanum Illicum floridanum
peganum, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Illicum floridanum Illicum floridanum
peganum, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Illicum floridanum Illicum floridanum
peganum, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Illicum floridanum Illicum floridanum
David Hill, CC BY - 2.0