|chicory, blue-sailors (Cichorium intybus)||
chicory, blue-sailors (Cichorium intybus; COMPOSITE FAMILY [Asteraceae]) Small to tall (1-5') short-lived perennial from a long taproot. Pale blue flower heads (1-1½"), essentially stalk-less, and eclipsing the small stem leaves in whose axils they develop. Basal leaves long and narrow, both lobed and toothed. Roadsides, fields, and waste places. Flowers in summer and fall. Ecologically invasive native of Europe. 
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