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Cichorium intybus

Common Name: Chicory
Cichorium intybus
Cichorium intybus

Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Cichorium
Species: Cichorium intybus

Conservation Status

Identifying Features

The flowers of chicory are 1.5", light blue with fringed rays, and stalkless.

The leaves are toothed at the base, and few are found on the stem. The plants grow to 3’ in height.

Habitat & Range

Chicory grows in fields and on trail sides. It is native to Europe, and it is invasive in North America.

Life Cycle

The flowers bloom form June to September.

Chicory is an herbaceous perennial.

Featured image by James Dake.


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