Chicory is a widespread herb growing mainly in waste areas - roadsides, fields, etc.
Blue flowers line long stems spotted with clasping leaves, this plant can grow up to 6ft tall.
The long taproot is often roasted and used as a substitute for coffee. The young tender leaves can be used in salads or as cooked greens.
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Emily is an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist who spends her time exploring and learning about the unique history and nature in North East Ohio. She lives with her husband and cat in Wooster where she is also a family portrait and nature photographer as well as grows and cans her own vegetables. When she's not doing that, yoga and embroidery (not at the same time) are other things she enjoys.