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Desert chicory (Rafinesquia neomexicana) is an annual forb (a herbaceous flowering plant other than a grass) in the Asteraceae family. Native to Arizona, California, New Mexico, Nevada, Texas and Utah in North America, it grows in gravelly and sandy desert soils to a height of 20 inches supported by other plants due to its weak, branching hollow stems. It has white "ray flowers" with violet stripes on the undersides, blooming from February to May. It's leaves are dark green, growing up to 6 inches long from the base of the plant and shorter towards the top of the plant.

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