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(Now identified as) Common Blue Sow Thistle (not Chicory)

Observed: 16th July 2013 By: Insanity Prawn BoyInsanity Prawn Boy’s reputation in Plants

Tall (5') plant with rough hairy stem and large lobed & toothed leaves particularly towards the base of the stem. Flowers as you can see in the photo

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Common Blue-Sow-Thistle (Cicerbita macrophylla) interacts


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I think you are right.

I think you are right. Looking around the net, Chicory flowers are typically arranged on the main stem and tight to the stem (one site compares them to microwave dishes on a mast) while CBST flowers are on longer branching stems as is the case here. Very similar though, and the flowers near identical.