Authentic Wisconsin.  Chicory - Cichorium intybus


Chicory in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on July 4, 2020.

Above: Chicory in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on July 4, 2020.


Chicory -Cichorium intybus

Not native to Wisconsin. Native to Europe, Chicory lives as a wild plant on disturbed sites and roadsides, and is now common in North America where it has become widely naturalize.

Flowers typically have 17 blue to white rays (petals) creating a head that is up to 1 1/2" wide. Each ray has 5 small teeth at the tip. Blooms open in the morning and close later in the day. Chicory blooms July-Oct.

Chicory can be cultivated for its root which, when dried and pulverized, can be added to coffee or even used to brew a sort of "poor man's coffee."

Other names: Blue sailors, succory, coffeeweed, Italian dandelion.




Chicory
by Scottish author, Elizabeth Gordon

"My new spring dress," said Chicory,

"Is just as lacy as can be;

Shading from green to purest white

Its ruffles are my hearts delight!"




For more information on Chicory, visit Wikipedia.

Or, visit the Online Virtual Flora of Wisconsin website at: Chicory.


Chicory in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on July 4, 2020.
Chicory in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on July 4, 2020.
Chicory in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on August 3, 2019.
Chicory in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on June 29, 2020.
Chicory in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on June 27, 2020.
Chicory in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on September 16, 2018.
Chicory in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on July 31, 2019.
Chicory in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on July 31, 2019.
Chicory in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on July 24, 2019.
Chicory in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on July 12, 2019.
Chicory in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on July 12, 2019.
Chicory in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on July 11, 2019.
Chicory in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on July 10, 2019.
Chicory in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on July 10, 2019.
Chicory on banks of Retaining Pond in Madison, Wisconsin on July 8, 2019.
Chicory in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on July 7, 2019.
Chicory on banks of Retaining Pond in Madison, Wisconsin on July 5, 2019.
Chicory on banks of Retaining Pond in Madison, Wisconsin on July 5, 2019.

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Chicory
Cichorium intybus


Chicory on shore of retaining pond in UW Arboretum.


Above: Chicory on shore of retaining pond in UW Arboretum. (8/24/19).


Chicory in Marion Dunn Prairie on August 3, 2019 in Madison, Wisconsin.


Above: Chicory in Marion Dunn Prairie (8/3/19).


1885 Chicory botonical illustration.


Above: 1885 Chicory botonical illustration.


1906 Chicory botonical illustration.


Above: 1906 Chicory botonical illustration by Norman Criddle (1875 – 1933).


Chicory (Cichorium intybus) botonical illustration Anselmus Boëtius de Boodt circa 1596–1610.


Above: Chicory (Cichorium intybus) botonical illustration Anselmus Boëtius de Boodt circa 1596–1610.


Chicory (Cichorium intybus)illustration by Alice Lounsberry circa 1899.

Above: Chicory (Cichorium intybus) illustration by Alice Lounsberry circa 1899.


Chicory by Elizabeth Gordon with illustration by  M. T. (Penny) Ross.


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