Bright blue flowers. Young leaves are eaten in salads, Greek horta. Roots are baked, ground and used as a coffee substitute. Tonic, Diuretic and laxative properties. Also a livestock forage crop, up to 30 percent protein, high in potassium, calcium, sodium, iron and manganese. Deep taproot, drought resistant. Our seeds are wild-crafted in Southern Oregon. Similar to 6 Point Chicory but wild crafted in Southern Oregon, the true wild variety. Tags: Color: Green, Specialty: Cooking Green, Specialty: Drought Tolerant, Season: Spring Fall Winter, Certification: Organic.
Native to northern Middle East to southern Balkan Peninsula. Naturalized to North America, Europe and Australia. Food and medicinal plant used by Egyptians, Greeks and Romans for the roots and shoots in spring like dandelion. Delicious chicory recipes