Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Chickory, the wild urban herb

Chickory is an edible plant. In fact, it has been used as a coffee substitute for decades. I think the flower is one of the most beautiful I've ever seen. Before moving to St. Louis, I can't recall ever seeing such a plant before down south. Chickory can grow anywhere. It is a hardy plant and very tolerant of poor soils. In fact, this patch of Chickory flowers were growing out of asphalt from an old parking lot of a closed down factory in North St. Louis.


Unknown said...

I learned more about 'chickory' than I ever knew before!

peace, Villager

Roberta said...

Oh, I love the chicory flowers, they remind me of the roadsides of home.

Lovely photographs!

Rue said...

Love how nature butts up against our industrial encroachment and prevails in the end.

Great photos!

DNLee said...

thanks all!

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