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.
Since 2015 we have been exploring and sharing all the amazing things we’ve found in nature.
Emily is an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist who is most often found out in the woods.