Chicory
Cichorium Intybus

Chicory is a perennial plant with stems growing to 1.5 metres high, with lateral, spreading branches and delicate blue flowers growing in clusters, blooming from late summer to early Autumn. The leaves of the plant are covered with hair, with the lateral segments at a right angle to the stem. It is native to Europe and is now cultivated in other temperate climates, and is often compared to dandelion. It is used in salads as well as added to coffee to counteract acidity, and its root and flowers are also commonly utilized for culinary purposes.

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