Cichorium intybus

Common Name: 
chicory, blue daisy, succory
Scientific Name: 
Cichorium intybus L.
Family Name: 
Asteraceae (Compositae) - Aster or Sunflower Family
Identification Notes
Life Cycle
introduced perennial, reproducing by seed
upright, smooth, branching, slightly zigzag
Stems of Chicory
Stems of Chicory
alternate, lanceolate, slightly dissected or lobed; lower leaves form rosette; upper leaves on reproduction stem, smaller, clasping
Leaves of Chicory
Leaves of Chicory
heads of bright blue ray (ligulate) florets, florets square-tipped with several notches; axillary clusters up to 3; most apparent morning, closed late day flower
Flowers of Chicory
Flowers of Chicory