I have heard of corn flowers, but the pictures I have seen, do no look like the chicory that I am thinking of. This plant has a flower at the end of the stalk, but chicory has small blue flowers along the stem, and is often found up and down the banks at the side of the roads. It is a weed in Missouri, but you can order seeds from some of the catalogs.
I first tasted coffee with chicory when we went to New Orleans, and I liked it very much. It was used during the civil war to stretch the coffee.
Since we have some growing between the road and the house, I thought it would be worth making some of my own, but I haven't finished researching how to yet.
posted on 11/04/2011 8:58:19 AM PDT
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You have given me the education I need! My mom called those flowers by the side of the road, cornflowers. Now looking up cornflowers, I see they are not what are by the side of the road. That's Chicory!!!
posted on 11/04/2011 9:22:03 AM PDT
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