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