Edible Flowers

Martha Stewart Living, May 2013

Choose only unsprayed organic flowers, whether they're from your garden or a farmers' market. Avoid commercial flowers from florist shops or supermarkets; they've been sprayed with pesticides. If picking flowers in the wild, avoid those by the roadside, as they may have been sprayed with herbicides or have absorbed car exhaust.

Common Edible Flowers

calendula
carnation
chrysanthemum
clover
cornflower
culinary herb flowers, such as basil, borage, chamomile, and chive
dandelion
day lily
dianthus
gardenia
geranium
gladiolus
hibiscus
hollyhock
honeysuckle (caveat: its berries are highly poisonous)
impatiens
lilac
marigold
nasturtium
orchid
pansy and viola
peony
primrose
rose
sunflower
tulip
violet

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