Chicory

Cichorium intybus

Family Name: Daisy or Composite (Compositae)

Petal Arrangement: Chicory flowers have blue-violet rays that are obviously toothed, and are square-tipped. The flowers are stalkless, and often grow midway up the stem. The diameter of flower-heads is about 1 inch, and sometimes 1 1/2 inches or 3 to 5 cm.

Color: Violet-blue, and sometimes white

Leaf arrangement: Chicory have alternate leaves, can be both toothed or lobed. The leaves are generally not hairy.

Size, Location, Season: Chicory are about 1-4 feet or 30 to 120 cm tall. They grow along waste places, roadsides and in fields. It grows throughout all the United States. Its growing season is from June to October.
**Found at Brandeis University behind the Library in mid-September
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