Taxon  Report   2107    
Cichorium intybus  L.
Cichorium intybus
© 2009 Barry Rice
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Cichorium intybus
© 2015 Debra L. Cook
Cichorium intybus
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
Cichorium intybus, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Cichorium intybus
© 2018 Brian Charles
Genus: Cichorium
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Cichorium intybus var. foliosum
PLANTS: Cichorium intybus var. sativum
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 22, 2019).