Additional information for Liquorice

Liquorice

Details  hardy to about -15°c
Common name  Liquorice
Botanical name  Glycyrrhiza glabra
Family  Leguminosae/Fabaceae
Height (m)  0.5
Seeds / nuts / tubers  
Edible  
Perennial  
Nitrogen fixer  
Date  July 03, 2013
Shade / Sun  Sun, part shade
Soil type  Sandy to Loamy
Colour  Purple/Lavender

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Nitrogen fixing plant species suited to temperate climate such as North Canterbury New Zealand

Nitrogen fixing plant species suited to temperate climate such as North Canterbury New Zealand

Nitrogen is an essential element for plant growth. Certain plants have a useful ability to capture nitrogen from the atmosphere. This is often achieved through symbiotic relationship with fungi in the root zone. Being able access unlimited nitrogen allows these plants to grow quickly while also making some available to surrounding plants. The practical reality is that including nitrogen fixing plants of various shapes and sizes amongst other productive plantings improves overall health, vigour and fertility,