About the Licorice Fern
Licorice Fern is a ubiquitous, well-loved species of our rainforests. It grows on mossy ground, logs, rocks but is most associated as an epiphytic species that grows along with moss on Bigleaf Maples and other trees. It is mostly evergreen, but will often die back in summer. The licorice-flavored rhizomes were chewed and used as medicine for colds and sore throats by indigenous peoples.