Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Basal Angiosperms (flowering plants): Austrobaileyales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Florida Star-anise, Florida Anise-tree, Stinkbush
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Jim Fanning jcf_illiciumfloridanum2
April Pickens County SC
SC Botanical Garden
Flowers dark red to maroon (rarely white), foul-scented, petals linear, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_illicium_floridanum
Stamens 30-40, red, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_illicium_floridanum_1
Petals and sepals indistinguishable, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.
JK Marlow jkm080507_045
May Greenville County SC
Leaves often crowded on twig ends; blades fleshy, leathery, elliptical, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.
Patrick D. McMillan pdmifloridanum_frtarb20
Fruit an aggregate of radially arranged follicles, per Flora of North America.
COMPARE fruits that are an aggregate of follicles
Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC
Uncommon in SC, rare in GA
Look for it in acid ravines & small stream swamps, per Weakley's Flora
Red/ Purplish (rarely white)
Aggregate of follicles
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses p352
- Gardening with Native Plants of the South p056
- Landscaping with Native Trees p255
- Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast p060
- Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide p209
- Trees of the Southeastern United States p211
- Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide p176