||Dry, sun, fields, meadows, roadsides
||Sky-blue flowers. Petals are blunt and fringed at the tip. Flowers are attached directly to the stem. Color can range from white to blue to pink depending on the age and location.
||Basal leaves are like a dandelion, having jagged, sharp-pointed lobes. There are few leaves on the stems, especially on the upper part. Leaves are hairy.
||Stems are wiry and tough. Chicory was imported from Eurasia to be cultivated for its taproot, which can be roasted and ground as a coffee substitute. Leaves are edible but bitter.