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
DistributionUSA: FL , GA
Native Distribution: S. GA & FL
Native Habitat: Wet sites
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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Research LiteratureReslit 987 - Clonal Structure of Wild Populations and Origins of Horticultural Stocks of Illicium parviflorum (Illiciaceae) (2010) D. L. Newell and A. B. Morris
Reslit 1270 - Host status of woody ornamental plants native to Southeastern USA to three Meloidogyne species (2005) J. Sharma and J. R. Rich
Reslit 1414 - Volatile oils of Illicium floridanum and I. parviflorum (Illiciaceae) of the southeastern United States and their potential economic utilization (1999) A. O. Tucker and M. J. Maciarello
Reslit 1767 - Interactions of exposure time and temperature on thermostability and protein content of excised Illicium parviflorum roots (1986) D. L. Ingram, P. G. Webb and R. H. Biggs
Reslit 1935 - Cytotaxonomy of Illicium floridanum and I. parviflorum (Illiciaceae) (1968) D. E. Stone and J. L. Freeman
Reslit 2783 - Reclaimed water and Florida natives II (1992) L. M. Robinson, J. R. Parnell
This information was provided by the Florida WIldflower Foundation.
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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: 2021-08-11
Research By: TWC Staff