List of edible flowers

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This is a list of edible flowers.

Caution: Other parts than the flowers of the plants mentioned in this list may be poisonous.

Scientific name Flavor Color Common name
Abelmoschus esculentus Vegetal Medium-yellow Okra
Allium schoenoprasum Onion Lavender-pink Chives
Althaea Vegetal White, pink, red Marshmallow plant
Anethum graveolens Herbal Yellowish-green Dill
Antirrhinum majus Bitter Wide range Snapdragon
Anthriscus cerefolium Herbal White Chervil
Bellis perennis Mildly bitter Pink Daisy
Borago officinalis Anise Lilac [1] Starflower
Brassica oleracea Spicy Green Cabbage, etc.
Calendula officinalis Slightly bitter Yellow, orange Marigold
Centaurea cyanus Vegetal White, pink, blue Cornflower
Chrysanthemum Strong Wide range Chrysanthemum
Cichorium intybus Herbal Blue Chicory
Cucurbita pepo Vegetal Yellow [2] Squash, etc.
Dianthus Sweet clove Wide range Carnation
Eruca sativa Spicy White Arugula
Foeniculum vulgare Mildly anise Yellow-green Fennel
Galium odoratum Sweet, nutty, vanilla White Woodruff, etc.
Helianthus annuus Varies Yellow Sunflower
Hemerocallis Vegetal, sweet Wide range [3] Daylily
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Mildly citrus Rose, red Chinese hibiscus
Lavandula Sweet, perfumed Lavender Lavender, etc.
Levisticum officinale Celery White Lovage
Lonicera japonica Sweet White to pale yellow Japanese honeysuckle
Malus Floral White to pink Apple, etc.
Matricaria recutita Sweet apple White Camomile
Mentha Minty Purple Mint, etc.
Monarda didyma Minty, sweet, hot Wide range Bergamot, etc.
Ocimum basilicum Herbal White, lavender Basil
Passiflora Vegetal Purple Passion flower
Pelargonium Varies Wide range Geranium
Phaseolus vulgaris Vegetal Purple Common bean
Rosa Perfumed Wide range Rose
Rosmarinus officinalis Herbal Blue Rosemary
Salvia elegans Sweet, fruity Red Pineapple sage
Salvia officinalis Herbal Purple-blue Common sage
Sambucus canadensis Sweet White American elderberry
Syringa vulgaris Varies Lavender Lilac
Tagetes patula Bitter Yellow, orange French marigold
Tagetes tenuifolia Spicy, herbal Yellow French marigold
Taraxacum officinale Sweet, honey-like Yellow Common dandelion
Thymus Herbal White Thyme
Tilia Honey-like White Linden, etc.
Trifolium pratense Sweet Red Red clover
Tropaeolum majus Spicy, peppery Wide range Indian cress, etc.
Tulipa Vegetal Wide range Tulip
Viola odorata Sweet, perfumed Purple, white Common violet
Viola tricolor Wintergreen Purple and yellow Heart's ease, etc.
Viola × wittrockiana Vegetal Wide range Pansy

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Edible Flowers
  2. ^ Zeldes, Leah A. (2011-07-20). "Eat this! Squash blossoms, a solution to the zucchini problem". Dining Chicago. Chicago's Restaurant & Entertainment Guide, Inc. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 
  3. ^ Zeldes, Leah A. (2011-07-27). "Eat this! Daylilies, more than just a pretty flower". Dining Chicago. Chicago's Restaurant & Entertainment Guide, Inc. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 

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