Flowers You Can Eat

List of Edible Flowers with Pictures

This list of edible flowers with pictures contains 103 species of edible flowers, and is one of the most comprehensive lists of edible flowers that you will find. There are many more flowers you can eat, not just the ones you find here. These are just some listed in alphabetical order by their common name.

The joy of edible flowers is the wonderful emotion felt when you find an exquisite little flower decorating your plate. You can’t help but smile!

Why do flowers bring so much joy? And why do you smile when you see a pretty little bloom on your plate? There is something unexplainable about the joy that flowers bring.

I know that many people are growing flowers in their garden which they don’t realize they can use as garnishes – and some even taste good! Hopefully this list of edible flowers with pictures will help them identify and use what they have already growing.

Here also is a list of  poisonous flowers with pictures – some of the flowers you need to avoid putting near your plate!

Edible flowers have been used for centuries in various parts of the world but it gives me so much happiness to see that edible flowers are becoming a popular choice for garnishing food.

“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food, and medicine for the soul.” – Luther Burbank

Why not bring extra joy and excitement to your food and drinks by adding some edible flowers!

allium edible


alyssum edible

Alyssum (Lobularia maritima)

amaranthus edible

Amaranthus spp

Table of Contents

List of Edible Flowers with Pictures in Alphabetical Order

Angelica - Cherry Blossom

angelica edible

Angelica (Angelica archangelica) aka Wild Celery

anise hyssop edible

Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)

apple blossom-edible

Apple Blossom

arugula aka rocket

Arugula aka Garden Rocket (Eruca sativa)

aster edible

Aster (Aster amellus)

Australian violet

Australian Native Violet (Viola hederacea)

Bee Balm aka Bergamot (Monarda spp)

begonias for eating

Begonia (Begonia semperflorens)


Bellflower (Campanula spp)

blue butterfly pea

Blue Butterfly Pea (Clitoria ternatea)

blue salvia edible

Blue Salvia (Salvia farinacea)


Borage (Boragio officinalis)

edible bouganvilea

Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea spp)

Buzz Buttons

Buzz Buttons (Acmella oleracea)

edible calendula

Calendula (Calendula officinalis)

Camellia (Camellia spp)


Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens)

edible carnation flower

Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus)

edible chamomile

Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla)


Cherry Blossom (Prunus serrulata)

Chicory - Fennel

Chicory flower edible

Chicory (Cichorium intybus)

edible chive flowers

Chive (Allium schoenoprasum)

pink clover edible

Clover pink (Trifolium pratense)

white clover

Clover white (Trifolium repens)

coriander flower

Coriander flower aka Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum)

Edible cornflowers

Cornflower aka Bachelor Buttons (Centaurea cyanus)

cosmos to eat

Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus)

Cosmos sulphureus

Cosmos (Cosmos sulphureus)


Columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris)

crucifix orchid

Crucifix orchid (Epidendrum ibaguense)

chrysanthemums edible

Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum spp)

dahlia edible

Dahlia (Dahlia spp)

daisies edible

Daisy (Bellis perennis)

daylilies for eating

Daylily (Hermerocallis spp)

edible dianthus

Dianthus (Dianthus spp)

dog rose

Dog Rose (Rosa canina)

edible echinacea

Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea)


Elderflower (Sambucus nigra)


Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis)

Fennel flower

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)

Forget Me Nots - Love in the Mist

forget me not edible

Forget Me Not (Myosotis sylvatica)


Forsythia (Forsythia suspensa)

freesia edible

Freesia (Freesia spp)

edible fuschias

Fuchsia (Fuchsia spp)

galangal ginger edible

Galangal Ginger (Alpinia galangal)

torch ginger edible

Ginger – Torch Ginger (Etlingera elatior)

edible gladioli

Gladiolus (Gladiolus palustris)

gomphrenas edible

Gomphrena (Gomphrena globosa)

grape hyacinth edible

Grape Hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum)

red hibiscus

Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)

hollyhocks edible

Hollyhock (Alcea rosea)

honeysuckle edible

Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica)

edible impatiens

Impatiens aka Bizzy Lizzy (Impatiens walleriana)


Jasmine (Jasminum sambac)

violas in garden

Johnny Jump up (Viola tricolor)

English Lavender

Lavender English (Lavandula angustifolia)

French Lavender

Lavender French (Lavandula stoechas)

lilac flowers edible

Lilac (Syringa vulgaris)

edible lobelia

Lobelia (Lobelia erinus)


Love In The Mist (Nigella sativa)

Magnolia - Red Flowering Currant

magnolia edible

Magnolia (Magnolia spp)

wild mallow edible

Mallow (Malva spp)

marigold edible

Marigold (Tagetes patula)

Mexican tarragon liquorice

Mexican Tarragon (Tagetes lucinda)


Mustard Flower (Sinapis alba)


Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus)

orchid edible

Orchids (Orchidaceae spp)

bauhinia purpurea edible

Orchid Tree (Bauhinia purpurea/variegata)

edible celosia

Palmers Cockscomb (Celosia palmeri)

Pansy edible

Pansy (Viola x wittrockina)

passion-flower edible

Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata)

peony edible

Peony (Paeonia spp)

pink Pentas

Pentas – pink, white, red (Pentas lanceolata) 

edible phlox

Phlox (Phlox drummondii)

Pincushion Flower (Scabiosa caucasica)

pineapple sage edible

Pineapple Sage (Salvia elegans)

Portulaca grandiflora

Portulaca (Portulaca grandiflora) and Purslane

edible primroses

Primroses (Primula vulgaris)


Queen Anne’s Lace (Daucus carota)

red flowering currant flower edible

Red Flowering Currant (Ribes sanguineum)

Roselle - Zucchini


Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa)

edible pelargonium

Scented Geranium (Pelargonium spp)

snapdragon edible

Snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus)

society garlic

Society Garlic (Tulbaghia violacea)


St John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum)


Stocks (Matthiola incara)

sunflower edible

Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)

sweet violet edible

Sweet Violet (Viola odorata) 

Sweet william flower

Sweet Williams (Dianthus barbatus)

toadflax edible

Toadflax (Linaria vulgaris)


Tulips (Tulipa spp)

violas edible

Violas aka Johnny Jump Ups (Viola tricolor)

edible verbena

Verbena (Verbena spp)

allium-ursinum edible

Wild Garlic (Allium ursinum)

torenia flower edible

Wishbone flower (Torenia fournieri)

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Yucca (Yucca filamentosa)

Zinnia angustifolia

Zinnia (Zinnia angustifolia)

zinnia pink and white

Zinnia  (Zinnia spp)

zucchini flower

Zucchini (Cucurbita pepo)

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