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Scoparia dulcis (Licorice weed)
Smith, R.W.

Scoparia dulcis

Scoparia dulcis L.

Licorice Weed, Bitterbroom, Riceweed, Sweetbroom, Licoriceweed

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)


USDA Symbol: SCDU3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual , Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite , Whorled
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White


USA: AL , FL , GA , LA , MS , SC , TX

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Conditions Comments: Needs full sun and well drained soil.


Use Medicinal: Leaves used in treatment of fever, cough, bronchitis and diabetes.
Interesting Foliage: yes


Propagation Material: Seeds , Softwood Cuttings
Description: Seeds and cuttings.
Commercially Avail: yes
Maintenance: Plant in frost free spots or after the danger of frost has past.

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1181 Collected 2008-07-18 in Montgomery County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank

Additional resources

USDA: Find Scoparia dulcis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Scoparia dulcis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Scoparia dulcis


Record Modified: 2015-12-11
Research By: DEW

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