Chicory is a wild-flower that was not originally native to North America. It was brought over from Europe, probably in the 1700s or late 1600s.
AdvertisementsBecause of this, Chicory does not play a large role in Native American mythology. But like other newcomer plants, such as Dandelions, Chicory did become part of 18th and 19th-century Native American traditions.
The Chicory plant was associated with the sky in some tribes (due to its sky-blue color), and Chicory roots were used as a medicine herb among eastern tribes.
BACK TO genus Cichorium
PLANTPEDIA: Browse flowering plants by Scientific Name, Common Name, Genus, Family or Origin
We participate in the Amazon Services, LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliate sites.