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Cichorium intybus
chicory, wild succory
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Widely distributed throughout most of Washington; widely distributed throughout most of North America.

Habitat: Dry to moist soil, pastures, roadsides, and other disturbed areas.

Flowers: July-October

Origin: Introduced from Europe

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Perennial from a deep taproot, 3-17 dm. tall, with milky juice.

Leaves:

Lower leaves oblanceolate, petiolate, pinnatifid or toothed, 6-25 cm. long and 1-7 cm. wide, becoming reduced, sessile and entire upward.

Flowers:

Heads nearly sessile, borne 1-3 together in the axils of the small upper leaves, up to 4 cm. wide; flowers blue, all ligulate and perfect; involucre 9-15 mm. high, the bracts in two series, the outer about half as long as the inner; pappus of narrow, minute scales.

Fruits:

Achenes weakly 5-angled, 2-3 mm. long, tipped with a crown of minute scales.

Accepted Name:
Cichorium intybus L.
Publication: Sp. Pl. 2: 813. 1753. 1753.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Cichorium intybus in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Cichorium intybus checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Cichorium intybus atlas page.

CalPhotos: Cichorium intybus photos.

USDA Plants: Cichorium intybus information.

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