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Chicory is best known as a coffee substitute or additive, which is made from the roasted root of this plant. The plant is related to the Dandelion, yet has a blue flower and is called "Blue Sailors" in some places it grows. It was brought to North America in the 1800’s and has become naturalized in much of the eastern, Midwest and western states excluding most of the southern part of the US. The leaves can be eaten in the spring as a bitter green much like dandelion, and it has been cultivated as a fresh green fodder for livestock. The leaves are rich in vitamin c.
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