Fabaceae
Glycyrrhiza lepidota

American Licorice

Upright to spreading, without hairs or covered with glandular hairs. Leaves pinnately divided; leaflets 9–19, lance- to egg-shaped. Flowers greenish white or yellow, pea-like in dense upright cluster. Seedpods covered with hooked thorns. Grows on moist soil in open or disturbed places, along riverbanks, and roadsides. Glycyrrhiza is Greek, meaning "sweet root."

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Mid Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 1--4 feet
  • Habitat: Disturbed, Moist Riverbanks
  • Found In: West Gorge, East Gorge
  • Native: Yes