Gemeine Wegwarte (Cichorium intybus) in Hockenheim - aus ihr wurde der Chicorée gezüchtet
I guess- don't have my wildflower guide handy
Bright periwinkle blue composite flowers growing next to walking path.
Is this Chicory (Cichorium intybus)?
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...