Flower Database

Cichorium intybus

Basic information
Flower Name
Cichorium intybus
Formal Name
Cichorium intybus
Alias
菊苦菜, Chicory, Cichorium intybus
Habitat
The Mediterranean coast
Morph
Hardy perennials, vegetable, plant
Comment
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.
Detailed information
Order
Asterales
Family
Asteraceae
Genus
Cichorium
Species
C. intybus
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Panicle
Petal shape
Tongue
Leaf type
Oblanceolate
Leaf edge
Dentate
Flowering place
Garden field Plain/fleet
Color
Blue, Violet
Season
Jul Aug Sep Oct
Height
30  ~ 100  [cm]
Diameter
2  ~ 4