Common Chicory

Common chicory (Cichorium intybus), known as radicchio or witloof, is a slightly woody perennial plant from the Asteraceae (Daisy) family.

Common Chicory

The genus Cichorium comprises 6 species[1] with the largest geographical presence in Asia and Europe. Chicory is a perennial plant that can reach 24 to 60 inches (60 to 150 cm). Chicory leaves can be roughly divided into stem leaves and base leaves.

Blue Common Chicory Flowers

While the basal leaves are serrated, partially lobed, and slightly hairy, the stem leaves have a lanceolate shape with almost smooth edges. Chicory forms blue flowers during the flowering period generally lasts from late June to early October.

Cichorium Intybus Blooms

The showy flowers can reach a diameter of up to 2.4 inches (6 cm).

Cichorium Intybus

Suggested Reading: Flowers Types Names

Radicchio Flowers

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APA7MLA8Chicago (2023, October 02). Succory. Bio Explorer. "Succory" Bio Explorer, 02 October 2023, "Succory" Bio Explorer, October 02 2023.
Key References
  • [1]“Chicory”. Accessed June 26, 2022. Link.


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