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Illicium parviflorum Michx. ex Vent.
Yellow anisetree, Small anisetree, Star anise
USDA Symbol: ILPA
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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
, GA Native Distribution:
& FL Native Habitat:
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
|Status:|| OBL |
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
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
Record Last Modified: 2013-09-07
Research By: TWC Staff