The Plant Store is now closed for 2023 and will re-open for sales in May of 2024

  • Please see the Using the Plant Library  page  for some tips on how to make the most of the information here to select species for creating a healthy native plant community suited to the conditions of your site.

Glycyrrhiza lepidota, Wild Licorice

Glycyrrhiza lepidota

Wild Licorice

  • Average to slightly wet or slightly dry soils
  • Full Sun 
  • 24” tall, 12” to 18” wide 
  • Early Summer Blooms
  • Ontario Native, Thriving in Meadow and Dry Meadow ecosystems, Nitrogen Fixing 

New to me, grown from seeds from Prairie Moon Nursery 

This member of the legume family is named for the licorice scent of their roots. They become covered with creamy white blossoms in early summer that are followed by visually striking seed pods that dry to rusty brown and remain on the plants int the winter.

Recommended in Lorraine Johnson’s blog post Ghost Plants, about hard to source species deserving of wider planting in Ontario gardens

Please check out the Prairie Moon listing at the link above for more details.

Photos by Jim Pisarowicz Matt Lavin Stan Shebs and Matt Lavin via Wikimedia Commons

Species that were not sown / aren't being sown for 2023 are marked with an * 
Species that are native to this continent, but not historically native to Ontario are marked with a ~ 
While it rarely comes up, I do reserve the right to limit plant quantities, mostly to help ensure that as many native plant gardens as possible become a reality