Fern!

This fern is commonly known as the licorice fern and can be seen throughout BC. However it’s scientific name is Polypodium glycyrrhiza.
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You may be wondering…”what does a fern have to do with licorce?” Well, in fact, this particular fern contains a licorice taste within its rhizomes. The coastal aboriginals that belonged to the people of Saanich used to use the strong taste as a sweetener.
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