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Chicory
Cichorium intybus

Chicory (Cichorium intybus) Family: Composite Family (Asteraceae)

Flowers: Summer;  Blue/Violet;  7 or more parts (petals)

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 382   

Native/Non-native: Non-native

See Also:
  •   Invaders' Salad: Chicory, from The Monday Garden, by Sue Sweeney
  •   Invaders' Salad: Chicory, from The Monday Garden, by Sue Sweeney


Photographs: 65 photographs available, of which 9 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Chicory (Cichorium intybus)

The pretty blue flower of Chicory.

Chicory (Cichorium intybus)

An entire Chicory plant.

Chicory (Cichorium intybus)

Morning dew.

Chicory (Cichorium intybus)

Chicory (Cichorium intybus)

Flower buds.

Chicory (Cichorium intybus)

Occasionally Chicory flowers are white.

Chicory (Cichorium intybus)

Chicory leaf.

Chicory (Cichorium intybus)

Chicory is common along roadsides, where it lends colour to midsummer months.

Chicory (Cichorium intybus)

Chicory stalks and seed heads persist into the winter. This photo was taken in March.


Range map for Chicory (Cichorium intybus)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)