perfect overcast, still conditions for photo, and inadvertently caught a caterpillar on the flower!
01 Aug 2009.
Thousand Acre Marsh, New Castle Co, DE.
Found on a roadside next to a marsh.
I took this photo of a Chicory, (Cichorium intybus,) last summer, growing amongst other wild flowers. The photo was taken on the roadside along Cook's Bay, in Keswick ON. This species belongs to the plantae kingdom.
A patch of chicory growing on the sides of a drain
A gorgeous blue flower growing abundantly on the lake shore.
Pretty blue flower, blue pedals, green stem, ruggid big leaves, not all the same shape
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...