Monographs Details: Cichorium
Authority: Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.
Description:Genus Description - Fls all ligulate and perfect, blue (pink or white); invol bracts biseriate, the outer shorter; achenes glabrous, striate-nerved, sub-5-angled, or the outer slightly compressed; pappus of 1–2 series of scales, sometimes minute; branching, leafy-stemmed, lactiferous herbs with alternate, entire to pinnatifid lvs and several showy heads. 9, mainly Europe and Medit. reg.