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