|Common Chicory - Cichorium intybus|
Commonly called blue sailors, chicory, coffeeweed, or succory
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|
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 a salad green.
Kingdom Plantae -- Planta, plantes, plants, Vegetal
Subkingdom Tracheobionta -- vascular plants
Division Magnoliophyta -- angiospermes, angiosperms, flowering plants, phanérogames, plantes à fleurs, plantes à fruits
Class Magnoliopsida -- dicots, dicotylédones, dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae / Order Asterales / Family Asteraceae -- sunflowers, tournesols
Genus Cichorium L. -- chicory
Species Cichorium endivia L. -- cultivated endive
Species Cichorium intybus L. -- blue sailors, chicory, coffeeweed, Common chicory, succory
A flower is the reproductive structure found in flowering plants (plants of the division Magnoliophyta, also called angiosperms). The flower contains the plant's reproductive organs, and its function is to produce seeds. After fertilization, portions of the flower develop into a fruit containing the seeds.
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