Definitions for illicium floridanum

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word illicium floridanum

Princeton's WordNet

  1. purple anise, Illicium floridanum(noun)

    small shrubby tree with purple flowers; found in wet soils of southeastern United States

Freebase

  1. Illicium floridanum

    Illicium floridanum is an evergreen shrub native to the south-eastern United states especially Florida and Louisiana. It is a close relative of the Chinese star anise but it is not edible. The flowers are a deep carmine red or maroon with narrow widely separated petals. The whole plant and especially the flowers have a fishy smell, hence the common names stink-bush, dead fish tree, or wet dog bush. The crushed foliage, however, has an aroma akin to lemon-lime or aniseed. This plant is highly toxic and not a substitute for Illicium verum.

Translation

Find a translation for the illicium floridanum definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these illicium floridanum definitions with the community:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"illicium floridanum." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 21 Apr. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/illicium floridanum>.

Are we missing a good definition for illicium floridanum?


The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network


Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for illicium floridanum: