Chicorium inytbus

Cichorium intybus

Family: Sunflower (Asteraceae)
AKA: Blue Sailors, Common Chicory, Coffeeweed, Succory
Photo taken on: July 27, 2009
Location: White Rock, NM
Life Zones: Plains
Habitat: Roadsides, disturbed areas

Grows to 5ft with a stout, rigid stem and mostly basal, dandelion-like leaves. Flowers and small leaves grow from the stem, compared to Blue Lettuce. Petals are toothed.

Chicorium inytbus

Flora of North America reference.   NOXIOUS

Blue/Purple Single Flowers