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Cichorium intybus (Asteraceae)
A slender perennial, easily established from seed, producing a deep taproot. A native of Europe, it has escaped from cultivation and naturalized throughout North America. The plant contains a white, milky sap that appears if the stem is broken. Flowers are blue, remaining on the plant for only a single day. Prefers full sun in well-drained soils.
Average planting success with this species: 80%