(Wild Licorice)

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Glycyrrhiza lepidota, FR265, Gunnison National Forest, Gunnison Co. 4074

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Glycyrrhiza lepidota, FR265, Gunnison National Forest, Gunnison Co. 4061

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Glycyrrhiza lepidota, FR265, Gunnison National Forest, Gunnison Co. 4071

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Glycyrrhiza lepidota, FR265, Gunnison National Forest, Gunnison Co. 4082

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Glycyrrhiza lepidota, FR265, Gunnison National Forest, Gunnison Co. 4063

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Glycyrrhiza lepidota, FR265, Gunnison National Forest, Gunnison Co. 4085

Scientific Name Glycyrrhiza lepidota USDA PLANTS Symbol GLLE3
Common Name American Licorice ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 26719
Family Fabaceae (Pea) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Plains to montane (3800 to 8600 ft); average to moist soils in sunny locations; streambanks, fields, prairies, disturbed areas and in coniferous forests.
Plant: Aromatic, erect perennial, 20 to 40 inches tall; simple or branched stems, usually gland-dotted and sticky.
Leaves: Compound in groups of 11 to 19 leaflets, each leaflet ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate and 1 to 1.6 inches long and up to 0.5 inch wide; smooth margins and hairless surfaces that may be gland-dotted.
Inflorescence: Racemes up to 8 inches long at branch tips and from leaf axils; of many pea-like white to cream-colored or purplish flowers crowded together, each about 0.4 inch long and subtended by an ovate-lanceolate bract up to 0.25 inch long.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, SEINet and Minnesota Wildflowers.
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Colorado Status:
Native

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