Glycyrrhiza lepidota (Wild Licorice) - photos and description

Glycyrrhiza lepidota
15 cm ruler for scale

Glycyrrhiza lepidota

Glycyrrhiza lepidota

Glycyrrhiza lepidota

General: Perennial with a branching, upright growth habit. Stems pubescent, lower stems red coloured.

Flowers: Flowers are yellowish-white in a dense raceme, raceme measured at 14 cm long and flower at 14 mm long.

Leaves: Leaflets oblong, typical leaflet measured at 3 cm long and 8 mm wide. Bottom of leaflets pubescent, top of leaflets with a few hairs.

Height: Height listed in Budd's Flora to 100 cm. We measured plants to 73 cm tall.

Habitat: The edges of woodlands on soil with good moisture, and moist prairie.

Abundance: Common.

Origin: Native.

When and where photographed: These photos were taken in July 2nd, boreal forest, 450 km north east of our home in Regina, SK.