This is a perennial plant growing 1 to 3 feet tall.
It spreads from deep rootstocks or by seed.
Leaves are pinnately compound with 11 to 19 lanceolate leaflets.
Flowers are green-white to white in short axillary spikes.
Seeds pods are 1/2 to 3/4 inch long reddish-brown burs.
Also called “American licorice”.
Wild licorice is native to North America, but can become invasive and weedy in moist soils. It is found throughout Natrona County in riparian areas, ditchbanks, pastures, and waste areas.
Call your local weed district for recommendations.