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Chicory - Cichorium intybus
Other Names:  Coffee Weed

Non-native Species

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
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MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 1

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General Description
Taprooted perennial with milky sap. Stems erect, usually branched, 30–120 cm. Herbage glabrate to puberulent; stems hirsute below. Leaves basal and cauline; basal petiolate, oblanceolate, pinnately lobed, dentate, 8–20 cm long; cauline few, alternate, becoming auriculate-clasping. Heads ligulate, sessile in axils of reduced upper leaves. Involucres 9–15 mm high, glabrate to sparsely ciliate, cylindric; phyllaries imbricate in 2 series, lanceolate; receptacle flat, glabrous. Ray flowers perfect, 8 to 25, sky blue; ligules ca 15 mm long. Pappus of tiny scales. Achenes glabrous, 5-angled, 2–3 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Introduced throughout much of temperate North America; native to Europe (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 16

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