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Desert Chicory

Natural History

Desert Chicory is a member of the sunflower family. The plant grows at low elevations 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.

 

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