Wild Liquorice - Astragalus glycyphyllos
Medium to tall straggling plant, with 4 to 6 pairs of leaflets, oval to elliptical, blunt but often with a tiny point. Flowers are pale cream or yellowish green 11 to 15 mm long in dense, short-stalked racemes.
Rough grassy habitats.
June to August.
Widespread in Britain but rather uncommon.
Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 6 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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