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Details:
  • Date Photo Taken

    08 / 20 / 2022

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Summer

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Southeast

  • City

    McDonough

  • State

    Georgia

  • Posted by

    Damon Henry

Notes:

The picture without blooms was taken in May of 2020. The plant is now 4 or 5 times larger and has red blossoms! It appeared in or flowerbed in 2020. Full sun in the morning (until the sun is on the other side of the house).

Comments

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Thank you for responding! The flowers , & leaves are matched for Florida Anise. Since this “It appeared in our flowerbed”, I assumed your volunteer is a species and not of a cultivar of hybrids (?). According to the included source below, it can tolerate “harsher condition” once it is established. Also morning full sun is not the same as scorching afternoon sun.
    This specimen appears thriving and now blooming, regardless its preference for wet, moist soil & shady locale.
    In my humble experiences in gardening, plants will grow and thrive where ever they please if they like the locations and light condition. Congrats & best wishes on this beautiful plant D. Henry!

    https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/publication/FP277

    August 27th, 2022 at 3:06pm

  • D Henry Unregistered says:

    I think it looks similar to Florida Anise too, but it’s not in a very moist location, and gets a lot of sun (6-7 hours without shade) – those things don’t really seem to fit do they?

    August 27th, 2022 at 4:46am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    The plant’s pretty flowers looks like Florida Anise (Illicium floridanum). Check out images in the included link below, click on thumbnails to enlarge. Best wishes!

    https://plants.ifas.ufl.edu/plant-directory/illicium-floridanum/

    August 26th, 2022 at 2:55am

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