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Plant Details

Cichorium intybus

Chicory

Scientific Name:

Cichorium intybus

Genus:

Cichorium

Species Epithet:

intybus

Common Name:

Chicory

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

Not Native to US

Invasive Status:

Rank 3 - Lesser Threat (*Key)

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Blue

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

July, August, September, October

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Roadsides, Disturbed Areas

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Not Assigned

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

Plants in Bloom

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Bloom Close Up

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Will Appear in Odd Places

Most commonly seen along our roadsides

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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