Day 227: Chicory

Chicory ©Jackie Brooks“Common chicory, Cichorium intybus, is a somewhat woody, perennial herbaceous plant of the dandelion family, usually with bright blue flowers, rarely white or pink. Many varieties are cultivated for salad leaves, chicons (blanched buds), or roots (var. sativum) which are baked, ground, and used as a coffee substitute and additive. It is also grown as a forage crop for livestock. It lives as a wild plant on roadsides in its native Europe, and now common in North America, China, and Australia, where it has become widely naturalized.” To read more click here

11 thoughts on “Day 227: Chicory

  1. The most amazing colours Jackie and you’ve captured it so perfectly! It’s so dainty and I love the info about it. Thanks for sharing. 😀 ♥

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