Chicory
Fact File
Taken at Baron's Haugh on 25th June 2018 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.




 






 
Chicory.
Latin Name :
Family:
Habit:
AKA:
Cichorium intybus.
Asteraceae.
Perennial herbaceous plant.
blue daisy, blue dandelion, blue sailors,
blue weed, bunk, coffeeweed.
Habitat:
Height:
Flowers:
Feature:

Roadsides.
30 - 100 cms tall.
July - October.
Many varieties are cultivated for salad leaves, chicons (blanched buds),
or for roots which are baked, ground, and used as a coffee substitute
and additive. It is also grown as a forage crop for livestock.
Effective at eliminating intestinal worms.