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Glycyrrhiza glabra (Liquorice)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid I > Fabales > Family: Fabaceae > Subfamily: Papilionoideae

Native to southern Europe and Asia. Has become naturalised in the Western and Eastern Cape. The sweet substance called liquorice is extracted from the roots of this plant through a boiling process.