Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Jesse Bennett

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Fabaceae
Glycyrrhiza lepidota Pursh
American licorice, wild licorice
Glycyrrhiza: from Greek glykys, "sweet," and rhiza, "a root," and referring to the root of G. glabra which is the source of commercial licorice
lepidota: having small scurfy scales
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Detailed Distribution:
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Status: Special Concern
Plant: perennial, up to 40" tall forb, younger parts and bottom of leaflets covered with dot-like glands; clone forming, creeping roots
Flower: pale yellow to bluish, 5-parted, 1/2" long; inflorescence a dense, conical-shaped cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers, clusters near or below the upper leaves; blooms May-June
Fruit:brown, 1/2" pod with hooked prickles fruit drawing
Leaf:pinnately-divided into an odd number of leaflets (11-19)
Habitat: moist; prairies and along railroads
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Glycyrrhiza glutinosa Nutt.
Glycyrrhiza lepidota Pursh var. glutinosa (Nutt.) S.Watson
Glycyrrhiza lepidota Pursh var. lepidota

         
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