Chicory Weed Information
Other Names: blue dandelion, cornflower, coffeeweed, blue daisy
Scientific Name: Cichorium intybus
Life Cycle: Perennial
How To Identify Chicory
Chicory is commonly found around roadsides. It will grow in almost any condition but favor lime-rich soils. Chicory has light purple flowers flowers and looks like a daisy with different length petals. Since chicory is found in low maintenance areas like roadsides, it normally is seen in maturity being around 2-4 feet tall.
How to Kill Chicory
Most broad leaf killers that contain 2-4-D will work. Examples include, Trimec and Speedzone. However, during certain conditions 2, 4-D MCPP and dicamba do not provide effective control. It may be necessary to spray it with products containing triclopyr like AquaSweep.