Illicium breeding
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Star anise (Illicium) breeding at NCSU is producing beautiful plants with larger, more upward-facing flower and purple-tinted foliage.

Biltmore perennial bed
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Many southern native plants are incorporated into the perennial gardens on the property, including outside the hothouse.

Nerds at Hawksridge
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This is what we spent most of our time doing – bending over examining plants. Geeks, like I said!

Illicium breeding
Biltmore perennial bed
Nerds at Hawksridge

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