Scientific name: Astragalus glycyphyllos
A sprawling plant, Wild liquorice often has large, kinked stems. It favours woodland, scrub and grassland habitats on chalky soils - look for pea-like flowers and pods. This liquorice is not edible, though!
StatsHeight: up to 1.5m
When to seeJune to August
AboutWild liquorice is a member of the pea family, often found in woodlands, scrub and grasslands on chalky soils.
It is a sprawling perennial that can grow quite tall. It displays clusters of tubular, creamy flowers from June to August, and produces familiar-looking peapods later on.