TM4097 : Common chicory (Cichorium intybus) - flower

taken 8 months ago, near to Raveningham, Norfolk, Great Britain

Common chicory (Cichorium intybus) - flower
Common chicory (Cichorium intybus) - flower
The chicory plant is one of the earliest cited in recorded literature with its history reaching back to ancient Egypt. Medieval monks cultivated the plants and when coffee was introduced to Europe, the Dutch thought that chicory made a lively addition to the bean drink. In 1766, Frederick the Great banned the importation of coffee into Prussia leading to the development of a coffee-substitute by Brunswick innkeeper Christian Gottlieb Förster (died 1801), who gained a concession in 1769/70 to manufacture it in Brunswick and Berlin and by 1795 there were 20-odd factories of this type in Brunswick. Chicory was also adopted as a coffee substitute by Confederate soldiers during the American Civil War and was also used in the UK during the Second World War.
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Date Taken
Friday, 21 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Saturday, 22 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 4062 9729 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:31.2192N 1:32.7187E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 4064 9729
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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