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Illicium parviflorum Michx. ex Vent.
Yellow anisetree, Small anisetree, Star anise
USDA Symbol: ILPA
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: May , Jun
FL , GA Native Distribution:
S. GA & FL Native Habitat:
Wet sites USDA Native Status: L48(N)
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
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Georgia Native Plant Society
- Atlanta, GA
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Record Modified: 2009-02-18
Research By: TWC Staff