I know it’s neither rare nor exotic, but Chicory is among the prettiest plants I know. Many are more showy, striking, and flamboyant. Others are more colorful, loud, and ostentacious. I admire Chicory for its understated beauty. Joanna has observed that shades of purple and violet are common among the wildflowers, while blues, in contrast, are decidedly rare. Chicory is blue, not purple, and surely not indigo. It is among the prettiest plants I know.