Chicory (Cichorium intybus)
 
 

Chicory is a member of the Asteraceae or Aster family.  It is a perennial plant found May - October along roadsides, fields, and railroads.  It is an introduced species, not native to Indiana.

 

Additional information about this plant may be found at the USDA PLANTS Database:

http://plants.usda.gov/java/nameSearch?keywordquery=Cichorium+intybus&mode=sciname