Wild Succory, Hendibeh, Barbe de Capucin, Watcher of the Road, Blue Sailor Weed, Chicory, Blue sailors, Blue dandelion, Bunk, Coffee weed, French endive, Succory, Witloof, Whitloof
An upright plant with beautiful bright blue flowers. Chicory is thought to have been cultivated as a food plant since about 300 BC, and is still today enjoyed throughout the culinary world. It is best known for being a substitute or additive to coffee. A highly ornamental, but invasive, plant it can be enjoyed in various temperate and cold climate gardens not only for its edible qualities but also for its medicinal applications.