Chicory was introduced to America during colonial times. The roots are used in herb teas and as a coffee substitute, and the leaves of selected varieties are grown as salad greens (for example, radicchio).
- Family: aster (Asteraceae)
- Habitat: fields, roadsides, waste places
- Height: 1-4 feet
- Flower size: 1-1/2 inches across
- Flower color: light blue, occasionally white or pink
- Flowering time: June to October
- Origin: Europe