Sunday, 21 August 2011


Chicory, Cichorium intybus
This lovely plant is everywhere to be seen during summer and early fall in southern Ontario and it adorned every field we traversed along the Health Valley Trail in Waterloo, ON on 20 August 2011. It could even be observed in waste places and was emergent through cracks in less travelled sidewalks. The root of this plant was ground by the native Indians and used to make a kind of coffee; indeed chicory "coffee" can still be purchased today.

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