Chicory (Cichorium intybus)
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White Chicory (Cichorium intybus)
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(Chicory, White (Cichorium intybus) - 01
The white chicory is a rare form
of the common blue variety, which is part of this photo journal. There is
also a rare pink variety. In the spring the dandelion-like leaf cluster at
the base of the stems of all varieties of chicory can be harvested for
salads or cooked as other greens. Because it's rare, we would suggest that
this variety not be harvested.
(Chicory, White (Cichorium intybus) - 02
The total absence of color in the white chicory leads us to believe that
it's an albino form of the common blue variety, but we could find no such
reference in the literature.
(Chicory, White (Cichorium intybus) - 03
Even the pollen grains are white on the white chicory. We deepened the
contrast in this photo so that the stamens could be more easily seen. We
encourage our viewers to compare this variety with the common blue variety.
This is just another of God's wonders to behold.
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