Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Chicory

I have always liked this plant. It is probably best known for it's use as an additive to coffee, which uses the roots, after they have been dried, toasted and ground. The leaves can also be used in salads. I have a small patch of chicory that I leave standing just to enjoy the beauty of it.

2 comments:

  1. I guess most folks are looking at the aesthetic and wildness of weeds and not looking at the useful things they can be used for. That is a nice addition to the knowledge that one can pick up as a result of blogging. I didn't know that about chicory.Thanks for the kind words.
    QMM

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  2. Hello there from a former Kentucky Gal! I'm here from a link by the Queenmother Mamaw...

    I live in Ohio now...some things the same some things different...like, you don't see those orange lilies growing in the ditch here like you do there....

    I'm looking forward to all that you share!☺

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