Blue Chickory normally would not be worth even a mention but today I have a great story to tell you about it. In my opinion, almost every wildflower in the park is a thing of beauty when carefully examined. Even blue Chickory you will notice is quite delicate. Blue Chickory however is so ubiquitous that I probably wouldn’t get around to blogging about it for a few years. As a matter of fact, if blue Chickory was a human, it probably would be called Joe Smith or Fred Jones, because it is so common.
I am sure you will recognize blue Chickory. (Please scroll down!)
White Chickory on the other hand is a truly rare find. I have been scouring Gallup Park looking for unique wildflowers for three years and I have never encountered a “white” Chickory wildflower. See for yourself! Next time they mow along the western pathway. This beauty will be mulch!