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Uses

Toxic parts

Although no mention of toxicity has been seen for this species, at least one other member of the genus has a fruit that is poisonous in quantity[1][2].

Edible uses

Notes

Said to be used as a spice[3][2][4]. No further details are given, but the leaves have a strong aroma of aniseed[5].

Unknown part

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Illicium floridanum.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Illicium floridanum.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - it does not require pre-treatment and can be sown in early spring in a greenhouse[6]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant out in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts, and give some protection from the cold over the winter for the first year or two.

Layering in early spring. Takes 18 months[7]. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, August in a frame[6]. Pot up the cuttings when they start to root and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter, planting out after the last expected frosts.

Suckers are sometimes produced at some distance from the parent plant. These suckers can be potted up in early spring, then grown on for a year before planting them out into their permanent positions.

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Cultivation

Prefers a light, moist well-drained loam and a sheltered position[8][9] Prefers a humus-rich lime-free soil[10][11]. A plant of woodland shade in its native habitat, in the less sunny British climate it succeeds in sun or semi-shade[11][12].

This species is not very cold-hardy, it tolerates temperatures down to between -5 and -10°c, only succeeding outdoors in the mildest areas of Britain[8][9][13]. A slow-growing tree[14], the whole plant is very aromatic[10]. The bruised leaves have a strong scent of aniseed, whilst the flowers have a powerful spicy odour[5].

Suckers can spring up at some distance from the parent plant[12].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Illicium floridanum. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Illicium floridanum.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Illicium floridanum
Genus
Illicium
Family
Illiciaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
7
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
light shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    None listed.
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    Herbaceous or Woody
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    Mature Size
    2 x 2 meters
    Fertility
    ?
    Pollinators
    ?
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type

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