American Licorice, Wild Licorice Glycyrrhiza lepidota

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Botanical Name:

Glycyrrhiza lepidota

Family:

Fabaceae

Genus:

Glycyrrhiza

Species:

lepidota

Common Name:

American Licorice, Wild Licorice

Seeds Per Pound:
59,600
Quantity:
0.88 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
23
Germination:
91%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
3-4 feet
Collection Locale:
Minnesota
Crop Year:
2019
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
3
In Stock: 0.88 lb
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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: soak in warm water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Glycyrrhiza lepidota (American licorice) is a species of Glycyrrhiza (a genus in the pea/bean family, Fabaceae) native to most of North America, from central Canada south through the United States to California, Texas and Virginia, but absent from the southeastern states. It is also sometimes known in the United States as "wild licorice", to distinguish it from the related European liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) which is occasionally cultivated. more...
* Glycyrrhiza Lepidota is a PERENNIAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in). It is in flower from July to August, and the seeds ripen from August to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
* It can fix Nitrogen.
* Root - raw or cooked. Long, sweet and fleshy.
* The root contains 6% glycyrrhizin, a substance that is 50 times sweeter than sugar.
* American liquorice was widely employed medicinally by a number of native North American Indian tribes who used it in the treatment of a range of diseases. All parts of the body are medicinal, but the roots are the most active part.
* Pre-soak the seed for 24 hours in warm water and then sow spring or autumn in a greenhouse. more...
Glycyrrhiza lepidota ( American Licorice ) is a species of Glycyrrhiza (a genus in the pea/bean family, Fabaceae ) native to most of North America , from central Canada south through the United States to California , Texas and Virginia , but absent from the southeastern states. It is also sometimes known in the United States as "wild licorice", to distinguish it from the related European Liquorice ( Glycyrrhiza glabra ) which is occasionally cultivated. [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ]
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Physical Characteristics  Glycyrrhiza lepidota is a PERENNIAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in). It is in flower from Jul to August, and the seeds ripen from Aug to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.It can fix Nitrogen. The plant prefers light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils.The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils..It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade.It requires moist soil.
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Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov