Wild Food, Wild Medicine
Wild Chicory has naturalized it's away around the country, providing food, medicine, forage and nectar for all. It's medicinal properties are so vast and so important I cannot list them all here and as a food it is no slouch either.
Bitter leaves can be blanched and eaten cooked or young leaves can be eaten in spring. Roots are forced in the dark, producing chicons - blanched buds. The root can be dried and roasted and made in to a coffee-like drink. Another survival plant - learn what you can about this amazing beauty. Loved since I was a child.