Licorice root is famous as a sweetener, being 50-70x sweeter than sugar. A perennial legume, the plant is a slow starter, but by its 2nd year makes a stand of 4-6’ stalks that return every spring for many years.
The root makes a great tea.
Harvest roots from the 3rd year on.
As you can see by the selection of photos here, I'm obsessed with this plant's amazing seed pods. Just a bonus.
Latin name: Glycyrrhiza glabra
Approx. 30 seeds per packet
Grown in Potter Valley, Mendocino County, California
Certified Organic by CCOF