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Anise Star

English Name

Illicium Verum

Scientific Name

Description

The Anise tree, which bears magnolia-like flowers, lives and produces fruit for almost one hundred years. At six years of age it bears fruit. These fruits are a rusty red color. When these fruits dry the seeds are used with the husk to produce the ground spice. The spice is very important in Chinese cooking and is also known to have antibacterial and anti-fungal effects. Medicinal it helps coughs and conditions like lumbago. It is also used as a breath freshener and to flavor liqueurs and soft drinks.

Hardy Perennial

Life Cycle

Yes

Fragrance

Outdoor & Shade

Environments

Propagation

Propagate by semi ripe cuttings.

Cultivation

Requires shade and moist drained slightly acid soil. Fruits are picked when ripe.



Did you know?

The first potatoes were cultivated in Peru about 7,000 years ago.