Flowers you can eat

Edible flowers list with pictures

This list of edible flowers with pictures is just some of the most common edible flowers. There are many more flowers you can eat, here are just some listed in alphabetical order by their common name.

angelica edible

Angelica (Angelica archangelica) aka Wild Celery

aster edible

Aster (Aster amellus)

Australian violet

Australian Native Violet (Viola hederacea)

begonias for eating

Begonia (Begonia semperflorens)

blue butterfly pea

Blue Butterfly Pea (Clitoria ternatea)

blue salvia edible

Blue Salvia (Salvia farinacea)


Borage (Boragio officinalis)

edible bouganvilea

Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea glabra)

Buzz Buttons

Buzz Buttons (Acmella oleracea)

edible calendula

Calendula (Calendula officinalis)

edible carnation flower

Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus)

edible chamomile

Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla)

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)


Columbine (Aquilegia caerulea)

coriander flower

Coriander flower (Coriandrum sativum)

Edible cornflowers

Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus)

cosmos to eat

Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus)

Cosmos sulphureus

Cosmos (Cosmos sulphureus)

edible crocus

Crocus (Crocus sativus)

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)

Fennel flower

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)

forget me not edible

Forget Me Not (Myosotis sylvatica)

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)

hollyhocks edible

Hollyhock (Alcea rosea)

red hibiscus

Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)

honeysuckle edible

Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica)

edible impatiens

Impatiens (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)

wild mallow edible

Mallow (Malva spp)


Marigold (Tagetes patula)

Mexican tarragon liquorice

Mexican Tarragon Liquorice (Tagetes lucinda)


Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus)

edible celosia

Palmers Cockscomb (Celosia palmeri)

Pansy edible

Pansy (Viola x wittrockina)

pink Pentas

Pentas – pink, white, red (Pentas lanceolata) 

peony edible

Peony (Paeonia spp)

edible phlox

Phlox (Phlox drummondii)

pineapple sage edible

Pineapple Sage (Salvia elegans)

Portulaca grandiflora

Portulaca (Portulaca grandiflora) and Purslane

edible primroses

Primroses (Primula vulgaris)

edible pelargonium

Scented Geranium (Pelargonium spp)

society garlic

Society Garlic (Tulbaghia violacea)


Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)

sweet violet edible

Sweet Violet (Viola odorata) 

Sweet william flower

Sweet Williams (Dianthus barbatus)

Tansy edible

Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)

toadflax edible

Toadflax (Linaria vulgaris)

edible verbena

Verbena (Verbena spp)

torenia flower edible

Wishbone flower (Torenia fournieri)

allium-ursinum edible

Wild Garlic (Allium ursinum)

Zinnia angustifolia

Zinnia (Zinnia angustifolia)

zinnia pink and white

Zinnia  (Zinnia spp)

zucchini flower

Zucchini (Cucurbita pepo)

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