It’s the time of year that I love for all varieties of blue blooms – especially those of the common chicory (Cichorium intybus), which has a beautiful blue flower that I find incredibly cheerful. Chicory is considered by many to be a nuisance plant because it grows helter shelter in disturbed earth, but as a plant it has all sorts of uses beyond just the beautiful blooms. However, for me, it’s all about the bloom and I look forward to seeing their cheerful presence every summer.
Common chicory (Cichorium intybus)
Dolly Sods Wilderness
Elkins, West Virginia
Zeiss Sonnar 24-70/1.8-2.8 ASPH zoom lens
Sony RX100 IV digicam