AMERICAN WILD LICORICE Glycyrrhiza lepidota
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).
The plant grows in moist soils; although it will grow in heavy soil it prefers sandy soil. It grows to 40–100 cm (16–39 in) tall.
Type: Hardy perennial
Hardiness zones: 3-10
Height: 40–100 cm (16–39 in) tall
Note: The new growth may be toxic
Seeds per pack: 10
Germination: Your planting container should have holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Place the seeds under the surface of your growing medium, completely covered, as light can prevent germination. Place your container in a cool room for germination (65-70F). Germination can take several weeks.