chicory

Cichorium intybus

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Common chicory, Cichorium intybus, is a somewhat woody, perennial herbaceous plant of the dandelion family Asteraceae, usually with bright blue flowers, rarely white or pink. Many varieties are cultivated for salad leaves, chicons (blanched buds), or 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 is now...

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  1. (c) Maria Wheeler-Dubas, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/9684569
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