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Cichorium intybus

Common Name(s):
Chicory
Categories:
Edible Plants, Wildflowers
Comment:

Introduced from Europe; roots can be used to make a coffee substitute

Season:
Summer, fall
Height:
3-4 ft.
Foliage:
Upright, rigid branches; lower leaves are 3-6 in. long, variously toothed, cut on lobes and tapering into long stalks; the upper leaves are smaller and have clasping bases
Flower:
1-in. flower heads; numerous bright blue rays
Site:
Tolerates dry, poor soil; sun; fields and roadsides
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Tags:
edible, edible weed, weed

NCCES plant id: 2522

Cichorium intybus Cichorium intybus
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Cichorium intybus Cichorium intybus
Patrick Alexander, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Cichorium intybus Cichorium intybus
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Cichorium intybus Cichorium intybus
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Cichorium intybus Cichorium intybus
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Cichorium intybus Cichorium intybus
John Tann, CC BY - 2.0