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Wednesday, 28 March 2012


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 naturalised. "Chicory" is also the common name in the United States for curly endive (Cichorium endivia); these two closely related species are often confused.

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  1. Hello Nick
    Beautiful flower viewing.
    The plant I have never seen / read about before, are not found in these latitudes.
    Wishing you a good day.
    Hugs Hanne Bente

  2. ...klein und fast unscheinbar, aber eine schöne Farbe hat sie...

    lG Geli

  3. it´s little strange, that your post comes up on wednesday for floral friday :) so it´s floral wednesday? :) in the moment i cannot see any pic. may be something wrong with your blog or blogger. have a nice week!

  4. Beautiful picture of the cute blue Chicory!
    Useful information also!

    In Norway, chicory is sometimes cultivated as an ornamental plant with other perennials, and you can find it escaped from gardens in northern Norway.
    Have a nice day!

  5. you have not to change your habits for me. it was only a question :) what´s your time now? for me it´s thursday 10 am.

  6. Great shot of the beautiful flower.
    Thanks for hosting.
    Have a wonderful day.

  7. I like the chicory flower and I use it as my blog emblem it grows wild in our olive grove.

  8. Lovely picture!!
    I am showing one more flower display from our 2012 Canada Blooms garden show.
    - Cheers Gisela.

  9. Good morning Nick,
    That chicory is what I think of as my birthday flower, end of August for us over here.
    I have indeed found it in white a few times, but not yet in pink.
    That would indeed be something special.
    Quite a few blue wildflowers have white occurances, like the native bluebells and several campanulas.
    Terrific photograph when enlarged. I will be back for another look at it in five months' time :-)

  10. Hey Nick! I love these periwinkle weeds! And, yep, they have them here in late summer along the roadways. Sometimes I make giant bouquets that only last a day, but are still worth it! Thanks for sharing this (nice photo BTW!)

  11. A very beautiful flower, I like the color very well ...
    Best regards, Karin

  12. a useful flower it seems. It is lovely. :)

  13. I've put in a link of Spring Flowers in our garden from last Spring int he Southern Hemisphere. Just sharing the Spring Fever of my Northern Hemisphere readers :-)

  14. very lovely foto Nick, i like the details of the reproductive parts.

  15. it's a pretty weed. the petals look delicate.

  16. Lovely blog; I'm a new follower...♥♥

  17. your common weed is a beautiful vibrant blue

  18. Glorious blue!
    It's my first time linking here.

  19. It may be common, but the color is really nice!

  20. It may be a weed, but such a pretty flower!

  21. This is a beautiful site, and I just joined it and made my first contribution! Great photos and really good information about flowers, so detailed. I'm really learning a lot more about flowers by reading this. Thanks for sharing! :)

  22. I must look for your weed. May it is a prized plant here.

  23. This lowly weed certainly has a gorgeous flower.
    Thanks for the linky.
    Happy Weekend.

  24. Lovely blue flower. Great shot too. My first time linking to this party. Thanks for hosting and I'm your newest follower. Wish you a great weekend.

  25. Do you eat the wild leeks? We have plenty here, and I see them at the Farmers' market. The smell is too strong for me, and I fear my fussy husband won't eat it. So I never dug them up and use them for my table.

    I really like your flower meme.

    1. I agree with you, Ann. The smell of the wild leeks is too strong for us also, so we don't eat them. However, we do eat the chicory shoots and all sorts fo other "Weeds"!
      Thank you for your kind comment about this meme!

  26. This is a great blog with excellent posts and links.