|Desert Chicory is a member of the
sunflower family. The plant grows at low
up to 3000 feet in the desert and on mesas. They attain a height of
about 20 inches and have dark green, lobed leaves which are about 6
inches in length. In the spring, the chicory blooms, producing a
distinctive white flower which is about 1
inches in diameter.
The Desert Chicory has a weak
stem and usually relies on the support of surrounding plants to
help hold it erect.