Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


744

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Uncommon in SC, rare in GA

Look for it in acid ravines & small stream swamps, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Red/ Purplish (rarely white)
Bisexual
21-33 tepals
Numerous stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Aggregate of follicles

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Basal Angiosperms (flowering plants): Austrobaileyales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Illicium floridanum   FAMILY Illiciaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Illicium floridanum   FAMILY Illiciaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Florida Star-anise, Florida Anise-tree, Stinkbush


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Jim Fanning    jcf_illiciumfloridanum2

April    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

Flowers dark red to maroon (rarely white), foul-scented, petals linear, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_illicium_floridanum

April        

Stamens 30-40, red, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_illicium_floridanum_1

April        

Petals and sepals indistinguishable, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmifloridanum_wl

April?        

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JK Marlow    jkm080507_045

May    Greenville County    SC

In cultivation

Leaves often crowded on twig ends; blades fleshy, leathery, elliptical, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmifloridanum_frtarb20

May        

Fruit an aggregate of radially arranged follicles, per Flora of North America.


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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmifloridanum_habitarb

May        

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Paul Thompson    pstillicium_floridanum

September?        

Crushed leaves smell like gin. — Clemson Extension