Sunday, July 26, 2009

Walk In The Field Part 30 - Wild Licorice

I thought this was yet another vetch, but after looking thru the Bean Family yet again, I think it is Wild Licorice.

I thought the leaves were wonderful:


Full Plant:

Google Images
Common Names: American licorice, Wild licorice
Species: Glycyrrhiza lepidota Pursh
Family: Fabaceae - Bean Family
Seeds are burs.
(Has a few nice illustrations of the plant.)

It looked similar to Canada Milkvetch (Astragalus candensis)?
Licorice seems to have a shorter flower bunch (racemes)?

UPDATE 4 Aug 09
I found burs. Saw a bunch of wild licorice roadside and took pics.

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