The Herbal Husband brought seeds back from Peru for this chicory like plant from Argentina. The flowers open in the morning and close by the afternoon. It took several attempts to get them to cooperate. Not too much of an early riser! Should be because of the heat, but when you wake up at 3 or 4 AM and can't get back to sleep! Early is not as doable! So we didn't get to try this in a salad because it quickly went to flower! Hope you have had a great day wherever you may be! Talk to you later!