Connecticut Plants

Chicory was introduced to America during colonial times. The roots are used in herb teas and as a coffee substitute, and the leaves of selected varieties are grown as salad greens (for example, radicchio).

  • Family: aster (Asteraceae)
  • Habitat: fields, roadsides, waste places
  • Height: 1-4 feet
  • Flower size: 1-1/2 inches across
  • Flower color: light blue, occasionally white or pink
  • Flowering time: June to October
  • Origin: Europe
Cichorium intybus L.
Cichorium intybus L.