Monday, June 25, 2018

licorice -

The sweet root or 'Licorice' or 'Liquorice' is the root of Glycyrrhiza glabra. This root plant is a kind of legumes originating from Southern Europe and parts of Asia. The name liquorice comes from the ancient Greek word meaning "sweet root".

Sweet roots include a terna-shaped annual plant and can grow up to one meter with leaves that grow like a wing (pinnate) that is 7 to 15 cm long. The leaves can amount to 9-17 strands in one branch.

Root flowers are arranged by inflorescens (grouped in one branch), the color ranges from purple to bluish white and 0.8-1.2 cm in length. Fruit roots are long and shaped about 2-3 cm long, and contain seeds.