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Arboretum in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Chichorium intybus

chicory

 
 
<i>Chichorium intybus</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 11, 2020
1. Chichorium intybus Marker
Inscription.  During the U.S. Civil War, Confederate soldiers used roasted, ground chicory root as a substitute for coffee, which was scarce during the conflict. Still popular in the southern states, chicory is either mixed with true coffee or prepared by itself. Café du Monde in New Orleans is famous for its chicroy coffee.
 
Erected by U.S. Department of Agriculture.
 
Location. 38° 54.676′ N, 76° 58.177′ W. Marker is in Arboretum, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Meadow Road Northeast 0.1 miles west of Ellipse Road Northeast, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20002, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Magnolia virginiana (a few steps from this marker); Salvia sclarea (a few steps from this marker); Matthiola incana (a few steps from this marker); Valeriana officinalis (a few steps from this marker); Dianthus caryophyllus (a few steps from this marker); Dianthus plumarius
<i>Chichorium intybus</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 11, 2020
2. Chichorium intybus Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Origanum vulgare (within shouting distance of this marker); Acorus calamus (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arboretum.
 
Categories. Horticulture & ForestryIndustry & CommerceWar, US Civil
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 17, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 13, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 13, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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