Chicory
Chicory
Cichorium intybus
Sunflower Family - Asteraceae
Leaves variable in size and shape with larger and basal ones lobed or toothed and possibly clasping the stem.
(Photographed - late July)
Blue, stalkless flowerheads (~1.5" wide) spaced along a stiff stem. Only ray flowers present with square-tipped petals having many distinct notches and with dark blue fused anthers.
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