Edible Flowers ~ Common Name/Botanical Part 1

Stormy Stewart


A list of flowers, their taste and any precausions. Part 1 of 2

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1Angelica (Angelica archangelica)
May be skin allergen to some individuals. Good with fish and the stems are especially popular candied. Tastes like: celery-flavored.
2Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum )
Tastes like: sweet, anise-like, licorice
3Apple (Malus species)
Eat in moderation; may contain cyanide precursors. Tastes like: delicate floral flavor
4Arugula (Eruca vesicaria)
Tastes like: nutty, spicy, peppery flavor
5Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
Tastes like: different varieties have different milder flavors of the corresponding leaves. Tastes like: lemon, mint.
6Bee Balm (Monarda species)
Used in place of bergamot to make a tea with a flavor similar to Earl Grey Tea
7Borage (Borago officinalis)
Taste like: light cucumber flavor.
8Burnet (Sanguisorba minor)
Tastes like: faint cucumber flavor, very mild.
9Calendula*( Calendula officinalis)
Tastes like: poor man's saffron, spicy, tangy, peppery, adds a golden hue to foods
10Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus) (aka Dianthus)
Tastes like: spicy, peppery, clove-like
11Chamomile* (Chamaemelum nobile)
Tastes like: faint apple flavor, good as a tea
12Chicory* (Cichorium intybus)
Buds can be pickled. Used to make coffee milder
13Chives:( Garden Allium schoenoprasum)
Tastes like: mild onion flavor.
14Chives: (Garlic Allium tuberosum)
Tastes like: garlicky flavor
15Chrysanthemum: (Garland* Chrysanthemum coronarium)
Tastes like: slight to bitter flavor, pungent
16Citrus: (Lemon Citrus limon)
Tastes like: waxy, pronounced flavor, use sparingly as an edible garnish, good for making citrus waters
17Clover (Trifolium species)
Raw flowerheads can be difficult to digest.
18Coriander (Coriander sativum)
Pungent. A prime ingredient in salsa and many Latino and Oriental dishes. Tastes like: Some palates detect a disagreeable soapy flavor while others adore it. .
19Cornflower* (Centaurea cynaus) (aka Bachelor's Buttons)
Tastes like: sweet to spicy,
20clove-like Dandelion*( Taraxacum officinalis)
Tastes like: very young buds fried in butter taste similar to mushrooms. Makes a potent wine.
21Day Lily (Hemerocallis species)
Many Lilies (Lillium species) contain alkaloids and are NOT edible. Daylillies may act as a laxative. Tastes like: sweet, crunchy, like a crisp lettuce leaf, faintly like chestnuts or beans
22Dill (Anthum graveolens )
used in pickles and dishes
23English (Daisy* Bellis perennis)
Tastes like: tangy, leafy

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Course/Dish: Other Snacks
Other Tag: Healthy