Farmland, grassland, meadows, roadsides, wasteland.
Numerous light blue or lavender-coloured flowers (about 4cm wide), rarely white or pink. The flowers are scattered up the stem (growing close to the stem). The flowers close in wet weather. Pollinated by bees.
A stiff-looking or wiry perennial with unstalked, narrow, oblong leaves. The lowermost leaves are pinnately lobed. The slightly hairy stems are tough and furrowed.
Barbe de Capucin, Blue Daisy, Blue Dandelion, Blue Sailors, Blue Weed, Bunk, Coffee Weed, Cornflower, French Endive, Hendibeh, Horseweed, Radicchio, Ragged Sailors, Succory, Whitloof, Wild Bachelor's Buttons, Wild Endive, Witloof.