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see chicorychicory
or succory
, Mediterannean herb (Cichorium intybus) of the family Asteraceae (aster family), naturalized in North America, where the tall stalks of usually blue flowers are common along waysides and are known as blue-sailors.
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He amused guests with some of the flowers' names, which included nipplewort, swine's succory and Spanish catchfly.
He thanked Lord Mayor Sir David Howard and the Corporation of the City of London for the birthday gift of seven botanical watercolours, and amused guests with some of the flowers' names, including Soapwort, Spanish Catchfly, Goldilocks, Swine's Succory, Nipplewort and Bastard Toadflax.