Chicory is another noxious weed to some but a beautiful blue beauty to me. The chicory plant is Cichorium intybus, is a hardy perennial with purplish-blue flowers that open and close at the exact same time each day. Chicory is common in North American and in Europe. Although chicory leaves are used in food (they are often known as endive, frisée, escarole or radicchio), chicory’s roots are the parts used to make ‘chicory.’ I love that they open and close at the same time every day. By the school bus stop, there was a stand of these great blue flowers which I would admire each morning. I brought the camera to the bus stop in the afternoon and they were gone. Finally I brought the camera in the morning and could identify them. Then just for fun, I took pictures of things in my house that are blue.