Cichorium intybus

Cichorium intybus

  • Cichorium intybus
  • Cichorium intybus
  • Cichorium intybus
  • Cichorium intybus
  • Flower name
    Cichorium intybus
  • Scientific name
    Cichorium intybus
  • Aliasチコリ, 菊苦菜, Chicory, Cichorium intybus
  • Place of originThe Mediterranean coast
  • Place of floweringFields and footpaths, Garden, Field
  • Flowering seasonJuly, August, September, October

What is Cichorium intybus

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.


  • Order
    Asterales
  • Family
    Asteraceae
  • Genus
    Cichorium
  • Species
    C. intybus
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cone / Compound inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Tongue-shaped
  • Leaf type
    Inverted lanceolate
  • Edge of the leaf
    Toothed
  • Life typeHardy perennials, vegetable, plant
  • Flower colorsBlue
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height30.0 ~ 100.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower2.0 ~ 4.0 cm

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