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Chicory

Cichorium intybus

Description:

An introduced perennial from Europe to North America, where it has colonized much of the continent. The leaves can be eaten raw while the root can be ground up as a coffee substitute. However, as these plants are most common in roadside environments where harmful pollutants can gather, it is best to not consume them on a regular basis.

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StirredMocha
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StirredMocha

Palo Alto, California, USA

Spotted on Mar 9, 2014
Submitted on Aug 1, 2014

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