Pretty Blue Chicory Wildflowers At Fort Hill On Cape Cod


Bright blue Chicory wildflowers are blooming all over Fort Hill on Cape Cod. Their intense blue color makes them easy to spot on the sides of the trails or in the fields.

Chicory grows on a stiff stalk and has numerous 1 and 1/2″ stemless flower heads with fringed petals.  These bloom for only one day  from June to October.

The part of the Chicory that always catches my eye are the exquisite stamens and pistils in the center. They look like little blue rods with a lasso at the top. Just beautiful!

What do you think?


One thought on “Pretty Blue Chicory Wildflowers At Fort Hill On Cape Cod”

  1. My father used to complain about the chicory coffee substitute served to soldiers during WWII. It was evidently made from chicory root. I wonder if he’d have felt differently if he knew what the flower looked like!

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