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Chicory (Blue Sailors)

Photo of a chicory plant.
Cichorium intybus
In summer and fall, the pretty blue flowers of chicory decorate roadsides and other disturbed areas. This weedy member of the aster family was introduced from Europe long ago. Its roots have been used as a coffee substitute. More

Chicory (Blue Sailors)

Photo of a chicory plant.
In summer and fall, the pretty blue flowers of chicory decorate roadsides and other disturbed areas. This weedy member of the aster family was introduced from Europe long ago. Its roots have been used as a coffee substitute. More

Chicory (Blue Sailors) (Flowerhead)

Photo of a chicory flower head and buds, grasped in a hand.
The flowerheads of chicory emerge all along the stems with light blue or white (occasionally pink), strap-shaped ray florets that are toothed at end. It blooms May-October. More

Chicory (Blue Sailors) (Leaves)

Photo of a chicory leaf with a hand for scale.
The basal leaves of chicory resemble those of dandelion, with a prominent center vein, triangular lobes, and deep, rounded sinuses. The leaves become much smaller above the base. More

Decurrent False Aster

Photo of several decurrent false asters in bloom
A big river floodplain species, decurrent false aster has declined as wetlands have been drained and converted to agricultural crop production. It is endangered and a Species of Conservation Concern in Missouri; nationwide, it is threatened. More

Decurrent False Aster

Photo of several decurrent false asters in bloom
Boltonia decurrens
A big river floodplain species, decurrent false aster has declined as wetlands have been drained and converted to agricultural crop production. More

Decurrent False Aster Best Management Practices

Manage your Missouri property to help this endangered plant. More

New England Aster

Photo of New England aster plants with flowers
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (formerly Aster novae-angliae)
One of our showiest native fall-blooming wildflowers, New England aster contributes to Missouri's colorful autumn landscape. The petallike ray florets of wild plants range from reddish purple to purple. More

New England Aster

Photo of New England aster plants with flowers
One of our showiest native fall-blooming wildflowers, New England aster contributes to Missouri's colorful autumn landscape. The petallike ray florets of wild plants range from reddish purple to purple. More

Oblong-Leaved Aster (Aromatic Aster)

Photo of oblong-leaved aster showing masses of purple flowerheads
Symphyotrichum oblongifolium (formerly Aster oblongifolius)
This well-named native aster is notable for the fragrance of its foliage and its crowded, stalkless, clasping, hairy, narrow (oblong) leaves. Like most of our other native asters, oblong-leaved aster blooms in late summer and fall. More