Belgian or French endive, Blue daisy, Blue dandelion, Blue sailors, Blue weed, Bunk, Coffeeweed, Horseweed, Ragged sailors, Succory, Wild bachelor's buttons, Wild endive (Eng.), Witloof (Afr.)
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.