Taxonomy

Cichorium intybus | Chicory | Siocaire

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Not protected

Native status

Archaeophyte

Species Biology

Habitat

Roadsides and wast places

Life cycle

Perennial

Ex-situ conservation

Not known

Use

Food crop

Vegetative nature

Herbaceous

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2022

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Further information

A rare escape from past cultivation. Grown in the present in gardens as a vegetable. Root chicory was in cultivation in Europe as a coffee substitute, known as 'camp coffee' during World War II. It is still popular in the economically poorer areas of the world today.

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