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Chicory – Cichorium intybus
Is a stalky plant with blue, lavender flowers. Cultivated for its leaves and roots which are baked, ground, and used as a coffee substitute and additive. It is also grown as a forage crop for livestock. It is commonly found as a wild plant on roadsides in its native Europe, and in North America and Australia, where it has become naturalized. Very hardy and grows most anywhere.
Zones: 3 through 8
Height: Up to 4 ft.
Flower Color: Brilliant Pastel Blue
Plant Type: Biennial
Light Requirement: Sun
Bloom Time: Mid - Late Season
Seeds per Packet: 100+
Seeds per Pound: 426,000
Is this wildflower invasive: Prohibited in Colorado
Is this wildflower endangered: No
Is this wildflower edible: Yes
Is this wildflower medicinal: Yes