Plant was about 2' high.
27 Aug 2009.
Benjamin Rush State Park, Philadelphia Co, PA.
This was in a park lawn, it was the only flower in bloom. The dia. was about 3/4" of an inch and it was about 5" tall.
perfect overcast, still conditions for photo, and inadvertently caught a caterpillar on the flower!
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...