Come! Ms. Dunlap will give two talks at the CNPS Conservation Conference Feb. 1-3 in LA!

One regarding a database of 3,700 nectar plants (& how to collect images to benefit pollinators), and the other regarding
a prototypical key incorporating a novel plant identification system that produced an order of magnitude improvement.

Illicium verum

Family: Schisandraceae

Common name: STAR ANISE

Native to: Northeastern Vietnam, Southwestern China


Type: tree

Form: erect

Leaves evergreen

Max height: 16.4 feet

Max width: 9.8 feet


red, white/off white




Plant features: evergreen

Edible: herb

Propagates by: seed

USDA Zones: zone 8 to +10 f, zone 9 to +20 f

Temp. range: +10 to +30 °F