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Illicium floridanum J. Ellis. Section: Cymbostemon. Florida Star-anise. Phen: Apr-Jun. Hab: Acid ravines and small stream swamps. Dist: Sw. GA west to e. LA; disjunct in ne. FL. Sparingly naturalized north of its native range from plantings, as along Black Creek, at Kalmia Gardens, Hartsville, Darlington County, SC (D. Hope, pers.comm. 2008).

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Taxonomy Comments: Most closely related to I. mexicanum, of ne. Mexico (HID, PUE, SLP, TAM, and VER).

Synonymy: = Fl2, FNA3, GW2, K1, K3, K4, S, S13, WH3; = n/a – RAB

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACW

Heliophily: 4

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image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Illicium floridanum, Lake Talquin State Forest, Gadsden County, Florida 2 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
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image of plant© Grant Morrow Parkins | Original Image ⭷


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