Glycyrrhiza yunnanensis is also known as Yunnan Licorice, Yunnan Licorice, Chinese Licorice, Chinese Licorice, or Japanese Licorice. It is an upright, deciduous, herbaceous perennial. Glycyrrhiza yunnanensis belongs to the Fabaceae family of plants. It is native to China in particular the province of Yunnan 云南. Glycyrrhiza yunnanensis foliage are bright green, long with small leaflets.
Glycyrrhiza yunnanensis flowers are lavender or purple appearing in summer. Flowers are followed by spiky fruit or seedhead in autumn which they transform through the seasons, starting as green and changing to purple and then brown. I think the most special aspect of Glycyrrhiza yunnanensis is the flowers but even more so the seed-heads, they look very exotic and they last through winter months adding interest to the landscape.
Glycyrrhiza yunnanensis grows to about 1.2m or 4ft. Plant Glycyrrhiza yunnanensis in the sun or partial shade in moist and fertile soil that is also well-drained. Propagate by seed or division. Glycyrrhiza yunnanensis requires very little pruning or none at all. It is easy to maintain as it is generally pest-free and disease-free.