Wild Licorice, American Licorice Glycyrrhiza lepidota

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Botanical Name:

Glycyrrhiza lepidota

Family:

Fabaceae

Genus:

Glycyrrhiza

Species:

lepidota

Common Name:

Wild Licorice, American Licorice

Seeds Per Pound:
71,496
Quantity:
0.15 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
24
Germination:
77%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
3-4 feet
Collection Locale:
Vale, South Dakota
Crop Year:
2018
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
3
In Stock: 0.15 lb
Prices
Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet
4.95
1 oz
29.95
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...