(49) "Spring Sun" 5/5/10
Visited the local Florida Anise and was happy to find it starting to bloom. Not wild unfortunately, but they are not really native to the Northeast - do wish I was in Florida though :) A local garden-park planted one five years ago and it is doing surprisingly well. Will have to revisit on a sunnier and less windy day to hopefully get some better captures.
This variety is not edible like the more well known star anises (Chinese, Japanese), and it is definitely not known for its fragrance (sometimes referred to as stink-bush). But they do look cool!
Halfway through and I hope everyone's week is going well so far. Thanks to all for your comments, and have a great day!