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Pink pea-like flowers borne in leafy spikes.
A linear seed pod (legume) containing 1 to 3 seeds.
The leaves are stalked and alternately arranged along the stems. They are compound leaves with 1 to 3 serrated, round to elliptical leaflets. The terminal leaflet is stalked. Large stipules are present at the bases of the leaves.
The leaves and roots can be eaten, raw or cooked. The roots make a good licorice substitute.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
The flowers are not scented but the hairs on the leaves give out a resinous smell when bruised or damaged.
Cammock, Land Whin, Petty Whin, Wild Liquorice, Wild Liquorice Root.
Grassland, meadows, roadsides, saltmarshes, sand dunes, scrub, seaside, wasteland.