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Illicium Floridanum

Posted by foxesearth 8 GA (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 3, 06 at 18:52

You'd think these would smell as good as they look.
Actually the crushed leaves have a pleasant fragrance of Anise. The flowers have a scent like fish.

Florida Anise
Photo taken in a private garden.


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RE: Illicium Floridanum

  • Posted by jimshy z7 Brooklyn, NY (My Page) on
    Wed, Apr 5, 06 at 15:23

I, too, love the smell of my floridanum's leaves, and it's been a very tough, forgiving plant -- I never brought mine inside all winter, just covered it in its container -- but I don't try to smell the flowers either! Nice picture!


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