Glycyrrhiza glabra, or otherwise known as Licorice. This wonderful plant grows wild around the Mediterranean and Asia areas. Licorice is a perennial, a good plant to grow to attract pollinators.
Grows well in Zones 6 to 11
Soak seeds overnight or about 24 hours in warm water. Place them in loose, well draining soil 1/4" deep, and keep moist.
Sprouting may occur in within 1 to 2 weeks. Some farmers would keep them in the greenhouse for the first year, then when soil temperatures warm to 68°F transplant to full sun. Full maturity can take a few years. Produces gentle delicate purple flowers.
Many uses for Licorice root, try as a tea to help quench thirst, grind into a powder for baking and ice cream.