Chicory (Chichorium intybus)

Chicory (Chichorium intybus)

A perennial that resembles dandelion but produces an attractive blue or purple flower. Chicory is primarily a weed of pastures, hayfields, and turfgrass and is found throughout the United States.

Structure: Stem grows from a low rosette of toothed leaves

Life Cycle: Perennial

What To Look For: Bright blue daisy-like flowers with notched tips on a rigid, nearly naked stem

Growth Period: June through October, blooms April through July