Cichorium endivia

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Cichorium endivia
Cichorium endivia field.jpg
Escarole endive
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Cichorium
C. endivia
Binomial name
Cichorium endivia
  • Cichorium casnia Wall.
  • Cichorium casnia C.B.Clarke
  • Cichorium crispum Mill. nom. illeg.
  • Cichorium esculentum Salisb.

Cichorium endivia is a species of flowering plant belonging to the genus Cichorium, which is widely cultivated as one of the species of similar bitter-leafed vegetables known as endive and escarole.[2]

There is considerable confusion between C. endivia and C. intybus.[3][4]


  1. ^ The Plant List, Cichorium endivia L.
  2. ^ USDA GRIN Taxonomy, retrieved 17 May 2016
  3. ^ "Chicory and Endive". Innvista. 2013-07-31. Retrieved 2013-08-18.
  4. ^ "Endive | Archives | Aggie Horticulture". Retrieved 2013-08-18.

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