Genus of approximately 20 species of perennial plants, originating from a wide range of humid or arid habitats in the Mediterranean regions, tropical Asia, and North and South America. Glycyrrhiza echinata is a perennial herbaceous plant up to 120-150 cm tall. Uneven-pinnate leaves borne on more or less erect herbaceous stems. From the small inflorescences of papilionaceous flowers, legumes covered with small thorns develop. The fleshy roots are used like common liquorice. During the winter the plant dries and only the roots remain viable which will send out new shoots the following spring.
Soft and very draining soil with sunny or partial shade exposure. It resists cold (up to -10°/-14°c) and drought.
For the correct sowing of this plant it is necessary to first scarify the seed with hot water. If you need to know how to do it, you can find all the information on scarification in thistutorial of ours on Youtube.