Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Cichorium intybus L. image
Photographer: Robert R. Kowal           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Kurt Stüber

Matthew L. Wagner

Merel R. Black

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Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

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S. Kelly Kearns
Family Asteraceae
Cichorium intybus L.
blue-sailors, chicory
Cichorium: Latinized version of an Arabic name for one species of this genus from the Greek kichore, which usually carries a common name of chicory or endive
intybus: derived from Egyptian tybi, "January," the month that it was customarily eaten
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Status: Introduced - naturalized; ecologically invasive
Plant: erect, perennial, 1'-6' tall forb with milky juice; stems widely branched; long taproot
Flower: head up to 1 1/2" wide with many blue to white rays, no disk; inflorescence of 1-3 widely spaced heads from upper leaf axils; blooms July-Oct.
Fruit:dry, smooth seed without a fluffy pappus
Leaf:alternate, entire to pinnately-divided, becoming smaller toward the top
Habitat: disturbed sites, roadsides

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Cichorium intybus L. f. albiflorum Neuman
Cichorium intybus L. f. roseum Neuman

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