BCP/Cichorium intybus


Cichorium intybus


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Profile for Cichorium intybus (Chicory)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Erect perennial, foliage primarily basal but with some cauline leaves
Flowers:Radiate heads, both disk and ray florets typically blue but sometimes white
Life Cycle: perennial
Similar Plants:Basal foliage in spring is often mistaken for Taraxacum officinale
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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall, Late Fall

Regional data:
Southeastern Pennsylvania: (invasive or naturalized) June, July, August, September, October, November
Southwest Oregon: August
Central Pennsylvania: August , September , October
Prague, Czech Republic: (native) October

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This page is a profile for the plant species Cichorium intybus, used to collect records of where and when this plant was observed blooming, and for providing identification information for use in dichotomous keys. If you would like to help collect data for this or other plants, see Bloom clock project/How to Contribute for orientation.