List of edible flowers

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This is a list of edible flowers.

Scientific name Flavor Color Common name
Abelmoschus esculentus Vegetal Medium-yellow Okra
Anthriscus cerefolium Herbal White Chervil
Asparagus officinalis Vegetal Green Asparagus
Bellis perennis Mildly bitter White Daisy
Borago officinalis Anise Lilac Starflower[1]
Brassica oleracea Spicy Green Cabbage, etc.
Bauhinia purpurea Sour Purple Purple bauhinia, butterfly tree, orchid tree
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 Squash, etc.[2]
Cymbopetalum costaricense[3][4] Spicy White
Cymbopetalum penduliflorum Spicy White Sacred earflower[3][4]
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 Daylily[5]
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Cranberry-like 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.
Musa spp. Vegetal White, yellow, pink Banana blossom
Ocimum basilicum Herbal White, lavender Basil
Passiflora Vegetal Purple Passion flower
Pelargonium Varies Wide range Geranium
Phaseolus vulgaris Vegetal Purple Common bean
Phalaenopsis Watery Varies Moth Orchid
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 Garden nasturtium, Indian cress, monks cress.
Tulipa[6] 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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Edible Flowers". Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2011-07-25.
  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. ^ a b Uphof, Johannes Cornelis Theodorus (1968) [1959]. Dictionary of Economic Plants (second ed.). New York, NY: J. Cramer. p. 167. ISBN 9783904144711. OCLC 48693661.
  4. ^ a b Seidemann, Johannes (27 December 2005). "C". World Spice Plants: Economic Usage, Botany, Taxonomy. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 129. ISBN 9783540279082. Retrieved 2 July 2015. Flavoring of drinking chocolate
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Bellamy, Lucy (4 October 2013). "Tasty tulips". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 March 2020.