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WILD LIQUORICE Astragalus glycyphyllos

Wild Liquorice is a native perennial which grows 10-30 cm in height and produces an abundance of partially hidden flower spikes amongst rather luxuriant dark green foliage during July and August. In Wales the species has an extremely limited distribution with the Baglan Bay area being especially important.

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ProvenanceVC41 Glamorgan (Neath Port Talbot)
AssociationsThe 'Biological Records Centre’s' website lists the following numbers of foodplant associates for Wild Liquorice: beetles (1), flies (1), true bugs (3) and moths (3). However, the genus Astragalus as a whole, lists the following: beetles (4), flies (1), true bugs (3), sawflies, wasps and bees (1) and moths (6).
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