Common chicory (Cichorium intybus) flower

Common chicory (Cichorium intybus) flower

Description

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Common chicory (Cichorium intybus) flower
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Common chicory, Cichorium intybus, is a somewhat woody, perennial herbaceous plant usually with bright blue flowers, rarely white or pink. Various varieties are cultivated for salad leaves, chicons (blanched buds), or for roots (var. sativum), which are baked, ground, and used as a coffee substitute and additive. It is also grown as a forage crop for livestock.

It lives as a wild plant on roadsides in its native Europe, and in North America and Australia, where it has become naturalized.

When flowering, chicory has a tough, grooved, and more or less hairy stem, from 30 to 100 centimetres (10 to 40 in) tall.
The leaves are stalked, lanceolate and unlobed.

The flower heads are 2 to 4 centimetres (0.79 to 1.6 in) wide, and usually bright blue, rarely white or pink. There are two rows of involucral bracts; the inner are longer and erect, the outer are shorter and spreading. It flowers from July until October.

Description adapted from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicory

Tags / Keywords:
  • Biota
  • Life
  • Vitae
  • Eukaryota
  • Plantae
  • Plants
  • Magnoliophyta
  • Flowering Plants
  • Angiosperms
  • Magnoliopsida
  • Dicotyledons
  • Asteraceae
  • Asterales
  • Asters
  • Compositae
  • Daisies
  • Sunflowers
  • Cichorium
  • Chicory
  • Endive
  • Cichorium intybus
  • Common chicory
  • Blue flower
  • Purple flower
  • Chicory flower

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Marston Trussell
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Northamptonshire
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Europe
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1400 s
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Canon EOS 450D
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100
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0
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100mm
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Canon EF 100mm F2.8 Macro USM
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