Who is waiting there by the wayside?
Of course, the chicory. (A word play with the German name of the flower which translates either servicing a path or waiting near the path.)
Whether she is waiting there - for whom anyway? - or servicing the path, in other words ensure its beauty; we will leave that undecided. Anyway the plant delights us with her radiant blue flowers over a long period. The individual blossom opens in the morning in bright blue, fades increasingly during the day and in the afternoon appears pale and shaggy. The next morning the game starts from the beginning; buds are abundantly available along the long, tall stems.
To many, the plant is also known as "chicory" because chicory coffee was prepared of their roots.