Flower NameCichorium intybus
Formal NameCichorium intybus
Alias菊苦菜, Chicory, Cichorium intybus
HabitatThe Mediterranean coast
MorphHardy perennials, vegetable, plant
Cichorium intybus, (scientific name: Cichorium intybus) is a naturalized cold-tolerant perennial plant of the Cichorium genus in the family Asteraceae native to the Mediterranean coast. It deviates to the side of the road. From summer to autumn, it produces tongue-like flowers resembling light blue-purple chrysanthemums. The flowers are used as cut flowers. The soft-white cultivated buds (young leaves) are a vegetable called chicory. Chicory is also used for salads and hors d'oeuvres to serve delicacies, one by one. The root is known as a special remedy for gallstones, etc. A closely related species is trevise, which is called red chicory.
Generic name: Cichorium intybus, scientific name:Cichorium intybus, aka: chicory, Intybus, origin: Mediterranean coast, Plant height: 30-100 m, leaf shape: obovate - fall lanceolate, leaf margin: teeth, flowers: spikes-panicles, flowering period: July-October, from flowering time: morning night day flowers, flower color: pale blue-purple, rarely white and pink, size: 2-4 cm, fruit: achenes, remarks: the leaves " Chicory "of vegetables.
Flower typeActinomorphic Flower
Flowering placeGarden field Plain/fleet
SeasonJul Aug Sep Oct
Height30 ~ 100 [cm]
Diameter2 ~ 4