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Chichorium intybus - Plant

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Common chicory, Cichorium intybus, is a somewhat woody, perennial herbaceous plant of the dandelion family, usually with bright blue flowers, rarely white or pink

Common name: chicory
Color: white or pink
Bloom time: Flowers not showy
Height: 0.50 to 1.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
Wild Chicory or Succory is not uncommon in many parts of England and Ireland, though by no means a common plant in Scotland. It is more common on gravel or chalk, especially on the downs of the south-east coast, and in places where the soil is of a light and sandy nature, when it is freely to be found on waste land

Sunlight: Full sun

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: Medium

Temprature: (5° to 30°C)

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Care:
  • It is a perennial, with a tap root like the Dandelion.
  • The stems are 2 to 3 feet high, the lateral branches numerous and spreading, given off at a very considerable angle from the central stem, so that the general effect of the plant, though spreading, is not rich and full,


Special Feature:
Salads.
Use
Medicinal use:
  • Root chicory.
  • Root chicory (Cichorium intybus var.
  • sativum) has been cultivated in Europe as a coffee substitute.
  • The roots are baked, roasted, ground, and used as an additive, especially in the Mediterranean region (where the plant is native).

Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
  • Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area.


Note:
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.

Reference:
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=a677 https://auntiedogmasgardenspot.wordpress.com/2014/10/01/chicory-cichorium-intybus-how-to-grow-and-benefits/
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