Abrus precatorius - (L.)

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JOHN CROW BEAD; LICORICE

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Licorice; John Crow BeadLicorice; John Crow Bead

Fruit & Seeds

Host plant for Hemiargus hanno filenus / Hanno Blue

Flowering time; This annual vine will flower at maturity.

Distribution; GC CB LC

Habitat; Pantropical in thickets and woodlands, usually near the sea.

Status; Invasive

Notes; The root is said to contain glycerrhizin, the same substance found in commercial licorice but the seed are said to be poisonous. 2 seeds weighs 1 carat

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