Cichorium intybus L.

Common chicory

source: Taka (2005), Wikimedia Commons (GFDL license)
source: Taka (2005), Wikimedia Commons (GFDL license)


GrinTax Cichorium intybus L.
The Plant list Cichorium intybus L.
English name Common chicory

Crop relationship
Chichory primary genepool
Endive secondary genepool

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity naturalized before 1500
Trend since 1950 stable or increasing
Presence common
Status least concern
Legal protection unlisted

© NDFF, 2015
© NDFF, 2015

Legend distribution maps

upper map:

  • red: locations of presence from year 2000 onwards
  • blue: previous localities where the species has not been observed anymore after 1999.
  • source:

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lower map:

Distribution area
Europe temperate- and warm- zones
Asia idem
Africa idem
North-America idem
South-America idem
Australia idem
source:, 2015
source:, 2015

Expected distribution due to climate change

Expected distribution area in 2070 in the European region and in the Netherlands compared with current suitable areas under an optimistic and a pessimistic climate change scenario (see: About CWRnl / Methodology). Click on a map to enlarge.


Optimistic scenario

Distribution data GBIF, May 2017. doi:10.15468/dl.exv4bc
Distribution data GBIF, May 2017. doi:10.15468/dl.exv4bc

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information