The Dirty Gardener Cichorium Intybus Chicory Wildflowers

The Dirty Gardener

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Common chicory, Cichorium intybus, is a somewhat woody, perennial herbaceous plant usually with bright blue flowers, rarely white or pink. Various varieties are cultivated for salad leaves, chicons (blanched buds), or for 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 in North America and Australia, where it has become naturalized. Known as blue daisy, blue dandelion, blue sailors, blue weed, bunk, Coffeeweed, cornflower, hendibeh, horseweed, ragged sailors, succory, wild bachelor's buttons, and wild endive

  • These sweet blue flowers provide lots of mid-season color
  • Works well in gardens, meadows and along road sides
  • Often cultivated for salad leaves or to be ground and used as a coffee substitute and additive
  • Attracts deer and is a wonderful plant to add to deer plots
  • Easy to grow, requires little maintenance and thrives in zones 3-8

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