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Glycyrrhiza lepidota (Nutt. ) Pursh
American licorice

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Associates · map
FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Aphididae  Aphis ( @ CSUC_TCN (1)
Apidae  Anthophora bomboides @ UCRC_ENT (10)

Anthophora urbana @ BBSL (1)

Bombus californicus @ UCRC_ENT (6)

Bombus nevadensis @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Chalcididae  Conura @ UCRC_ENT (2)
Cicadellidae  Acinopterus angulatus @ UCR_ENT (4)

Gyponana ( @ UCR_ENT (5)

Neokolla ( @ UCR_ENT (1)

Scaphytopius ( @ UCR_ENT (2)
Dermateaceae  Cylindrosporium glycyrrhizae @ BPI (3)
Erysiphaceae  Erysiphe communis @ BPI (1)

Erysiphe polygoni @ BPI (1)

Microsphaera diffusa @ BPI (12)
Megachilidae  Anthidium maculosum @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Dianthidium pudicum @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Megachile @ UCRC_ENT (2)

Megachile angelarum @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Osmia @ UCRC_ENT (3)

Osmia atrocyanea @ BBSL__BBSLID (2)

Osmia densa @ BBSL__BBSLID (1)

Stelis laticincta @ UCRC_ENT (1)
Membracidae  Publilia modesta @ UCR_ENT (11)
Miridae  Lopidea dakota @ AMNH_PBI (17)

Plagiognathus chrysanthemi @ AMNH_PBI (2)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Ovularia glycyrrhizae @ BPI (1)

Septoria glycyrrhizae @ BPI (1)
Pucciniaceae  Uromyces glycyrrhizae @ BPI (257); 006781? (1)

Uromyces trifolii @ BPI (3)

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Glycyrrhiza lepidota Pursh
American licorice

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General Information
Symbol: GLLE3
Group: Dicot
Family: Fabaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : CAN   N
L48   N
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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 2: 391. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

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Symbol Scientific Name
GLGL4 Glycyrrhiza glutinosa Nutt.
GLLEG Glycyrrhiza lepidota Pursh var. glutinosa (Nutt.) S. Watson


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Fabales
Family Fabaceae ⁄ Leguminosae – Pea family
Genus Glycyrrhiza L. – licorice
Species Glycyrrhiza lepidota Pursh – American licorice

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

U.S. Weed Information
Glycyrrhiza lepidota American licorice licorice wild licorice This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.
NE&GP Stubbendieck, J., G.Y. Friisoe,and M.R. Bolick. 1994. Weeds of Nebraska and the Great Plains . Nebraska Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry. Lincoln, Nebraska.
WSWS Whitson, T.D. (ed.) et al.. 1996. Weeds of the West . Western Society of Weed Science in cooperation with Cooperative Extension Services, University of Wyoming. Laramie, Wyoming.

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

North America
Arid West FAC
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FACU
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont UPL
Great Plains FACU
Midwest FACU
Northcentral & Northeast FACU
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FAC

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