Florida Sunshine Anise… Illicium parviflorum
This is a plant to brighten up and bring color to our winter. Winters in the Piedmont are a mixture of browns, bronzes and grays. Florida Sunshine Anise can be a glory this time of year. Its yellow leaves can rival any flower any time of the year. Native to the Coastal Plain’s deepest reaches of southern Georgia and northern Florida. The Sunshine Anise is relatively rare in nature but fortunately because of its beauty in the winter landscape it has come under cultivation finding use in our landscape.