Illicium parviflorum Michx. ex Vent.
Yellow anisetree, Small anisetree, Star anise
Illiciaceae (Star-Anise Family)
USDA Symbol: ILPA
This shrub’s habit is upright and pyramidal, and will form suckering drifts if unrestrained. Plants are usually 15-20 ft. tall. The olive-green foliage provides a slightly different color than the dark-green of most broadleaf evergreens. Non-showy flowers are small, 6-12 petaled, yellow-green and do not have a noticeable odor.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: May , Jun
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Moist soils.
Conditions Comments: Considered the most rugged of the Illicium spp. as landscape performers. Will adapt to drier conditions.
PropagationDescription: Easily rooted from cuttings.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Georgia Native Plant Society - Atlanta, GA
BibliographyBibref 1620 - Gardening with Native Plants of the South (Reprint Edition) (2009) Wasowski, S. with A. Wasowski
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Illicium parviflorum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Illicium parviflorum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Illicium parviflorum
MetadataRecord Modified: 2013-09-07
Research By: TWC Staff