Habit, buds, flowers, seed pods
|Class:||Plants (Plantae) - Other Small Plants|
|Family:||Legume (Fabaceae or Leguminosae)|
|Species:||Native Liquorice (Glycyrrhiza acanthocarpa)|
|Other name:||Southern Liquorice|
General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA and possibly elsewhere
A rambling plant easily mistaken for a weed.
Pale lilac flowers with rust coloured seed pods that contrast with the rest of the plant.
Notice the flower sepals & stem are covered in salt. Unusual for a plant that isn't saltbush.
You may think it a strange name, but the roots of it's foriegn relative, Glycyrrhiza glabra, are used to make Liquorice.
Please, don't dig them up to try it, they are rare and need to flourish in the ground to spread their seed.