chicory plant


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  • noun

Synonyms for chicory plant

perennial Old World herb having rayed flower heads with blue florets cultivated for its root and its heads of crisp edible leaves used in salads

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Research shows that three years after establishment, chicory plants grown in small plots have decreased in number ranging from less than 5 percent to 40 percent the plant of population.
The chicory plant is a stately flower with ocean blue petals.
WAGENINGEN, the Netherlands, May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Dafra Pharma has commissioned Plant Research International (PRI) to begin new research into optimising the production method of artemisinin via genetically modified chicory plants.
Foster is studying the chemical makeup of the chicory plants to see whether they hold something objectionable to the lambs.