• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Seed Study - Glycyrrhiza lepidota

Species: Glycyrrhiza lepidota
Common name: wild licorice


Glycyrrhiza lepidota – wild licorice
Average number of good seeds per gram bulk matter: 40 (19)
Average number of good seeds per gram cleaned: n.m.
Commercial estimates of seeds per gram: n.m.
Percent seed: 26
Percent live: n.m.
Collection dates: September 7
Collection effort: >7 grams in 4 person hours
Collection notes: Easy to collect in large amounts, but hard to clean. Much of it had insect damage so we did not plant it.
Cleaning notes: Average ratio of bad to good seeds =2.5 (bad usually because of insects). Each pod has 2 to 4 seeds and the pods are very difficult to open. Each has to be done individually.

Did You Know?

fire on the prairie

Fire is an important factor in protecting the prairie. Historically, fires burned across the prairie every 4 to 7 years. Fires burn the small trees that would otherwise march across the prairie and turn the grasslands to forest.