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82 Common Edible Flowers


Now before you run out and start eating the various flowers, you need to do a bit of study. On many of these plants only parts of the plant are edible. I suggest that as you plan your garden you research the various flowers and make sure that you know what parts of the plants are edible. In some it may be the flowers on other the leaves or roots.

A list of Edible Flowers

  • Angelica Anise Hyssop
  • Apple Blossom Artichoke
  • Arugula Bachelor Buttons AKA Cornflower
  • Banana Basil
  • Borage Bright Lights chard
  • Calendula Carnation
  • Chamomile Chicory
  • Chives Chrysanthemum
  • Cilantro / Coriander Citrus
  • Clover Dandelion
  • Daylily Dianthus
  • Dill Elderberry
  • English Daisy Fennel
  • Freesia Fuchsia
  • Geraniums Gladiolas
  • Hibiscus Honeysuckle
  • Hollyhock Hyssop
  • Jasmine Jerusalem Artichokes
  • Johnny Jump Up Lavender
  • Lemon Verbena Lilac
  • Linden Mallow
  • Marigold Marjoram
  • Mint Mustard
  • Nasturtium Oregano
  • Okra Onion
  • Orange Blossom Pansy
  • Passionflower Pea blossoms NOTE: Flowering ornamental sweet peas are poisonous
  • Pineapple Sage Primrose
  • Radish Red Clover
  • Redbud Roses and rose hips
  • Rosemary Rose of Sharon
  • Runner Bean Safflower
  • Sage Savory
  • Scarlet Emperor’ runner beans Scented Geranium
  • Snapdragon Society Garlic
  • Squash Blossom Sunflower
  • Sweet Marigold Sweet William
  • Thyme Sweet Potato
  • Tuberous Begonia Tulip
  • Viola Violet
  • Winter Savory Yucca

You should have no problem planning and planting a garden that only consists of food producing plants. This is a great way to supplement your food storage. The more you learn about the different flowers, the better your chances of survival are in an emergency.

If you do a search of this blog under the category edible plants, you will find information on a number of these flowers. In the future, I intend to write more on edible flowers. As with any plants take the time to study and learn about them so that you can make a positive identification, this may save your life, some plants are poisonous.

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