Edible Flowers Reference Angelica to Fuchsia with Photos

I had hoped to get started on this a few days ago, but thanks to the little germ factories otherwise known as my children’s classmates, I have been holed up in bed, wishing for death or at least some decent codeine cold medicine.

So without further ado…

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Angelica (Angelica archangelica) Flavor: Celery

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Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum) Flavor: Anise / Licorice

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Apple (Malus species). Flavor: Delicate Floral

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Arugula (Eruca vesicaria) Flavor: Spicy, Peppery

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Basil (Ocimum basilicum) Flavor: Basil, flavored like the variety of basil i.e. lemon, cinnamon, etc.

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Bee Balm (Monarda species) Flavor: Bergamot / Earl Grey Tea (like Fruit Loops, IMO)

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Borage (Borago officinalis) Flavor: Light cucumber

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Burnet (Sanguisorba minor) Flavor: Light cucumber

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Calendula (Calendula officinalis) Flavor: Saffron, spicy, peppery

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German Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) / Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile). Flavor: Faint apple

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Garden Chives (Allium schoenoprasum). Flavor: Mild onion

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Garlic Chives (Allium tuberosum). Flavor: Garlic

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Citrus (Citrus species). Flavor: Strong waxy floral

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Red / White Clover (Trifolium species). Flavor: Mildly sweet (use sparingly, difficult to digest)

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Coriander / Cilantro (Coriander sativum). Flavor: Strong, slightly soapy. Used to flavor Salsa

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Cornflower / Bachelor Buttons (Centaurea cynaus). Flavor: Sweetly spicy clove

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Dandelion (Taraxacum officinalis). Flavor: Mushroom like when fried in butter

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Day Lily (Hemerocallis species). Flavor: Crisp, lettuce or green bean. *** Oriental Lilies (Lillium species) are NOT edible. ***

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Dianthus / Carnations / Clove Pinks (Dianthus caryophyllus). Flavor: Sweetly Spicy clove

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Dill (Anthem graveolens). Flavor: Dill

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English Daisy (Bellis perrenis). Flavor: Crisp and leafy

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Fennel (Foeniculum vulgaris) Flavor: Mild anise / licorice

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Fuchsia (Fuchsia X hybridis). Flavor: Crisp, bland to mildly tart. Fricken gorgeous in salads!

(Source: http://homecooking.about.com/library/weekly/blflowers.htm, photo sources: Wikipedia Commons)

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