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*Cichorium intybus Linnaeus. Chicory, Succory, Blue-sailors, Witloof. Phen: Late May-Nov. Hab: Roadsides, fencerows, vacant lots, disturbed areas. Dist: Native of Europe. See Anderson (2007) for FL record.

Origin/Endemic status: Europe

Other Comments: The dried roasted root is used as a flavoring or substitute for coffee.

Synonymy: = Ar, C, F, Fl7, FNA19, G, GrPl, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NcTx, NY, Oh3, Ok, Pa, RAB, S, SE1, Tat, Tn, Va, W, WH3, Kiers et al (1999)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU
  • Great Plains: FACU
  • Midwest: FACU
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU

Heliophily: 9

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