Taxon  Report   3933 
Glycyrrhiza lepidota  Pursh
American licorice,  Lichorice, Wild licorice
Glycyrrhiza lepidota
© 2010 Neal Kramer
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Glycyrrhiza lepidota
© 2010 Steve Matson
Glycyrrhiza lepidota
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Glycyrrhiza lepidota, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Glycyrrhiza lepidota
© 2002 Thomas M. Elder, M.D.
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Glycyrrhiza
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian
Habitat: disturbed
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Glycyrrhiza glutinosa
PLANTS: Glycyrrhiza lepidota var. glutinosa
More information about  Glycyrrhiza lepidota
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Mar 23, 2018).

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