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Illicium floridanum

Florida anisetree add to wishlist

Plant types and subtypes: Trees & Shrubs, Shrubs, Evergreens

Light Requirements: part-sun, part-shade, shade

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: moist, wet

Soil Description: rich, loam, clay, sand

Height: 6'-10'

Bloom Time: April, May, June

Bloom Color: red, crimson, purple

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9

Additional Tags: evergreen, fragrant flowers, fragrant plant, naturalizing, ornamental foliage, wetland plant

Illicium floridanum (Florida anisetree)
  • Illicium floridanum (Florida anisetree)
  • Illicium floridanum (Florida anisetree)
  • Illicium floridanum (Florida anisetree)

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Illicium floridanum

Also known as:

Florida anisetree


Florida anise tree



Scientific Synonyms:

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Endangered: GA


Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Magnoliidae
Order Illiciales
Family Illiciaceae Star-anise family
Genus Illicium anisetree
Species Illicium floridanum Florida anisetree