The plant around us. Volume 1 The plant around us. Volume I - Page 70

Glycyrrhiza glabra English: Liquorice Spanish: Regaliz Licorice is 1 m long It is a perennial herbaceous with roots. It comes from Africa but has expanded throughout Europe and Asia. They can be found in humid areas such as rivers and ravines. Liquorice flavours are used as candies or sweeteners, particularly in some European and Middle Eastern countries. Flowers The flowers, 80 to 120 mm long, are purple or pale blue and grow up in small inflorescences. Leaves Perennial leaf and measures between 7 and 15 centimeters Fruit The fruit is an oblong legume of about 2 to 3 cm with several seeds