Edible Flowers

Like everything we ingest we approach new things with caution. Edible flowers are no exception. The list I offer is for informational purposes only even though it was well researched.

 Flowers can be tossed in salads, floated in soups, and added as beautiful touches to drinks. They can be minced and included in oils, vinegars, butters, breads, the works. Flowers can be breaded with cornmeal or flour and fried. They can also be frosted with sugar simply by brushing them with egg white, sprinkled with coarse sugar, and allowed to dry thoroughly for a few hours. Should you try this, and even if the frosted flowers are stored in an airtight container, they will lose their fragrance quickly. Here’s the list.


Anise Hyssop (Agastache)

Garlic (Allium sativum)

Chives (Allium schoenoprasum)

Garlic Chives (Allium tuberosum)

Dill (Anethum graveolens)

Borage (Borago officinalis)

Mustard (Brassica spp)

Squash (Cucurbita spp)

Arugula (Eruca vesicaria)

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)

Sweet Woodruff (Galium odorata)

Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) buds blanched, breaded, fried

Beebalm (Monarda didyma)

Basil (Ocimum basilicum)

Greek Oregano (Oreganum heracleoticum)

Marjoram (Oreganum majorana)

Scarlet Runner Bean (Phaseolus coccineus)

Garden Pea (Pisum sativum)

Radish (Raphanus sativus)

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

Pineapple Sage (Salvia elegans)

Sage (Salvia officinalis)

Elderberry (Sambucus spp)

Winter Savory (Satureja montana)

Thyme (Thymus spp)

Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus)

Violet (Viola odorata)

Chamomile (Matricaria recutita)

Chervil (Anthriscus cerefolium)

Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis)

Lavender (Lavandula spp)

Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)

Lovage (Levisticum officinale)

Mint (Mentha spp)

Burnet (Poterium sanguisorba)

Sorrel (Rumex spp)

Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus)

Clover (Trifolium pratense & spp)

Honeysuckle (Lonicera)

Hop (Humulus lupulus)

Rose (Rosa spp)

Pot Marigold (Calendula officinalis)

*I have no doubt that there are countless more and suspect that if you can eat the plant you can eat its flowers.

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