Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


745

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Native: Florida

Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare

Look for it . This species occurs in swampy forests, evergreen hammocks, & bayheads, and is endemic to scattered localities in central FL. It is in the horticultural trade & has been introduced in various places, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellowish-green
Bisexual
11-16 tepals
Numerous stamens

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Aggregate of follicles

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Illicium parviflorum   FAMILY Illiciaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Swamp Star-anise, Yellow Anise-tree, Ocala Anise-tree


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image of Illicium parviflorum, Swamp Star-anise, Yellow Anise-tree, Ocala Anise-tree

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmiparviflorum_and1

June    Anderson County    SC

Flowers on downwardly curved stalks from leaf axils, about 12mm across, per Trees of the Southeastern United States.

image of Illicium parviflorum, Swamp Star-anise, Yellow Anise-tree, Ocala Anise-tree

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmiparviflorum_and3

June    Anderson County    SC

Petals yellow, ovate or suborbicular, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.

image of Illicium parviflorum, Swamp Star-anise, Yellow Anise-tree, Ocala Anise-tree

Paul Thompson    pstillicium_parviflorum

September?        

Leaf tips are rounded, and crushed leaves smell like licorice. — Clemson Extension

image of Illicium parviflorum, Swamp Star-anise, Yellow Anise-tree, Ocala Anise-tree

JK Marlow    s071108_e

November    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

Crushed leaves strongly aromatic. Lateral veins indistinct or not evident, per Trees of the Southeastern United States.