Taxon  Report   3933    
Glycyrrhiza lepidota  Pursh
American licorice,  Lichorice, Wild licorice
Glycyrrhiza lepidota
© 2002 Thomas M. Elder, M.D.
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Glycyrrhiza lepidota
© 2010 Steve Matson
Glycyrrhiza lepidota
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Glycyrrhiza lepidota, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Glycyrrhiza lepidota
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Glycyrrhiza
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Glycyrrhiza glutinosa
PLANTS: Glycyrrhiza lepidota var. glutinosa
More information about  Glycyrrhiza lepidota
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


Search the International Plants Names Index

Search (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 16, 2019).