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Yellow Anise Illicium parviflorum 10 Seeds USA Company

Yellow Anise Illicium parviflorum 10 Seeds USA Company

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Illicium parviflorum, commonly known as yellow anise-tree, is a species of flowering plant native to the southeastern United States. It belongs to the family Illiciaceae, which includes other species of Illicium, such as Illicium floridanum (Florida anise) and Illicium verum (star anise). Yellow anise-tree is an evergreen shrub or small tree known for its aromatic foliage and yellow flowers.

Here are some key features of Illicium parviflorum:

Appearance: Yellow anise-tree typically grows to a height of 6 to 12 feet (1.8 to 3.7 meters) and has a rounded to irregular shape. The leaves are glossy green and elliptic.

Flowers: The flowers of Illicium parviflorum are small, yellow, and campanulate, appearing in spring.

Habitat: This species is native to wetland areas, including swamps, stream banks, and moist woods, in the southeastern United States, including Florida, Georgia, and Alabama. It prefers moist, acidic soils and can tolerate partial shade to full sun.

Cultivation: Yellow anise-tree is cultivated as an ornamental plant for its attractive foliage and flowers. It can be grown in gardens and landscapes, particularly in regions with mild winters and moist soils. It is relatively low-maintenance but benefits from regular watering, especially during dry periods. It is native to Central Florida and is rare in the wild but is widely cultivated in the southeast as a shrub, a hedge and a small tree.

Toxicity: Like other Illicium species, some parts of the plant contain toxic compounds and should not be ingested. It's important to handle the plant with care and keep it away from children and pets.

Overall, Illicium parviflorum is valued for its ornamental qualities, including its aromatic foliage, attractive flowers, and adaptability to wetland habitats. Hardy in zones 7-10.


Growing Instructions for the Yellow Anise


The seeds need to be planted when received or stored in a refrigerator until they are planted. The seeds have a period of dormancy. They can be planted outdoors in the fall or winter for spring germination or they can be cold stratified to simulate winter conditions and to break their dormancy at any time of the year. 1. Put the seeds in a ziplock bag. 2. Put the bag in the refrigerator and leave it there for 2 months. 3. The seeds like moist soil. Use a sterile seed starter mix, if available. It prevents soil fungi from damaging the seeds and the seedlings. If not available, then make a mixture of half potting soil and half sand, perlite or vermiculite. 4. Put the soil in a pot. 5. Sow the seeds ¼ of an inch deep. 6. Water the soil so that it is moist but not wet. 7. When the seedlings are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.


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