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Family Icon Family: Astereceae
Area Icon Area: Albania
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Categories: Root

Chicorium intybus

Common chicory

Common chicory is a perennial herbaceous plant of the dandelion family Asteraceae. When flowering, chicory has a tough, grooved, and more or less hairy stem, from 30 to 100 cm tall.

The leaves are stalked, lanceolate and unlobed.

The flower heads are 2 to 4 cm wide, and usually light purple or lavender and it has been described as light blue, rarely white or pink. Of the two rows of involucral bracts, the inner is longer and erect, the outer is shorter and spreading.