Sunday, October 17, 2010

Chicory Stands Strong


Although the weather is more on the colder side these last few weeks, the chicory that grew wild around my house are still blooming, and beautiful.


The heart of this chicory is blue when the cloud covered the sun.  I'm still amazed at its beauty and admired its strong character.  After the grass was mowed, the chicory came right back if the weather warmed up.


Chicory has many medicinal benefits, and one that Judy Sheldon has spending lots of time researching.  If you are into herbal remedies, read her article here.

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23 comments:

  1. it is very beautiful icy, you are so lucky for this beautiful flower to grow wildly in your yard, such a blessing.

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  2. gorgeous blue flower sis. they are very unique.

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  3. I love the little curlie-q's in the center of the flower.

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  4. Beautiful macros! Our chicory seems to have disappeared within the last couple of weeks. Sigh, there is always next year.

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  5. Icy, thanks so much for your mention. Your pics came out 10 times better than mine. You are so talented. I'm just curious and diligent. lol

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  6. Chicory always reminds me of my grandmother's kitchen. She added chicory to the coffee and the aroma (although the chicory probably did not add to the scent) was wonderful. It is a beautiful blue flower.

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  7. The detail in the curls of the stamen(?) is amazing.

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  8. Nice capture, love the curlycue's.

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  9. a pretty flower, great texture an a lovely color

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  10. That beautiful blue bloom is valuable as well.

    Happy Blue Monday, Icy.

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  11. I've never seen chicory in bloom. How lovely! And you are blessed to have those blossoms at your home. Is there anything better than chicory coffee from Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans? I can smell it now! I guess anything from a plant that pretty has got to be good!

    Happy Blue Monday...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  12. I had no idea chicory was so pretty. Or that it is blue. I learn something new everyday :)

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  13. The flower is really beautiful. I will check out the link!

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  14. Great photos - I love your blue flowers. Happy Blue Monday.

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  15. Besides being lovely to look at, it has wonderful uses.

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  16. What a very beautiful blue it is! Love the curly stamens!

    Off to read about it now.

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  17. Beautiful series of photos and I love that color blue. Very pleasing and soothing!

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  18. I never realized that is what chicory looked like...such a beautiful blue flower! During my six years of living in New Orleans, I always drank their coffee with chicory, not realize what it looked like!

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  19. Icy, I am going to have to come and visit your yard. I am in love with this flower for all of it's aspects. You've captured it's beauty to the core. Thank you.

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