Family

Chicory.

Colour

Pale yellow, purple or reddish.

Odour

Scentless.

Range

General.

Time of Bloom

Late summer.

Flower-heads: growing in leafy panicles; composed of strap-shaped flowers. Leaves; very large, sometimes a foot long; lanceolate; the lower ones frequently being lobed; pale underneath. Ste?n: tall; from five to ten feet high; leafy.

Flower, laid open. Pistil.

Flower, laid open. Pistil.

A common plant in moist soil along the roadsides and thickets. Its great height and large leaves make it conspicuous, especially in the autumn. From it the humming birds gather down to make their nests.