Can you help me identify this beauty?

MimiB1(Z8 LA)April 6, 2008

I found this plant growing in the woods behind my son's house and don't know what it is. The leaves are glossy green shaped somewhat like a young wild Magnolia. The blooms look like daisies and are about 2 to 3 inches across with yellow centers. The bush is about 5 feet tall. It is really pretty and my son would like to move it to his yard. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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misssherry(Z8/9SE MS)

It's illicium floridanum, sometimes known as star bush. I've got quite a few of them in my woods, all blooming now. They're very easy to grow!

    Bookmark   April 6, 2008 at 8:20PM
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MimiB1(Z8 LA)

Thank you, Sherry. Isn't wonderful when something so pretty is also easy to grow! Happy Gardening. Brenda

    Bookmark   April 7, 2008 at 9:56AM
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