|Common Chicory – Cichorium intybus
Commonly called blue sailors, chicory, coffeeweed, or succory
Family: Aster (Asteraceae) Habitat: fields, roadsides, waste places
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|Height: 1-4 feet. Flower size: 1-1/2 inches across / Flower color: light blue, occasionally white or pink / Flowering time: June to October
Chicory was introduced to America during colonial times. The roots are used in herb teas and as a coffee substitute, and the leaves of selected varieties are grown as a salad green.
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A flower is the reproductive structure found in flowering plants (plants of the division Magnoliophyta, also called angiosperms). The flower contains the plant's reproductive organs, and its function is to produce seeds. After fertilization, portions of the flower develop into a fruit containing the seeds.
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