Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in roadsides, fencerows, vacant lots, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009

 

full sun ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal usually withered by flowering)

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Rays: Blue (rarely pink or white)
Disc: Absent
Ray flowers bisexual
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Brownish/Blackish
Achene

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Cichorium intybus   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cichorium intybus   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-04-001:
Cichorium intybus   FAMILY Asteraceae_

 

COMMON NAME:
Chicory, Blue Sailors, Succory