Need ID- Pretty Purple Flower

greenpointmary(6 or 7)July 19, 2006

What's this? I like it!

It is growing in my yard in Nashville, TN. It has a long stem, over a foot. And it has shot up in a place where the grass gets mowed. Can I move it to a bed so it doesn't get destroyed? If so, what's the best way to do it?

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oh, very pretty!

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    Bookmark   July 19, 2006 at 4:14AM
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Chichorium intybus, chicory.

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    Bookmark   July 19, 2006 at 9:00AM
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greenpointmary(6 or 7)

Thanks for the fast I.D.! Since it has that massive taproot, is it a bad idea to move it?

    Bookmark   July 19, 2006 at 11:19AM
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neil_allen(z5/6 Chi IL)

It would be very difficult to move, and its days are numbered, anyway. It's a biennial that dies after flowering. It's an old-world plant that's become widely naturalized along roadsides, old fields, etc.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2006 at 11:31AM
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