Edible and Toxic Flowers

Popular Edible Flowers
  • Apple blossoms (Malus domestica)
  • Bottlebrush (Callistemon spp.)
  • Carnations (Dianthus caryophyllus)
  • Chamomile (Chamaemilum nobile)
  • Citrus blossom (Citrus spp.)
  • Daisy (Bellis perennis)
  • Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
  • Day lilies (Hemerocallis)
  • Elderberry flower (Sambucus Canadensis)
  • Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus spp.)
  • Gladiolus (Gladiolus spp.)
  • Hibiscus (Hibiscus spp.)
  • Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica)
  • Lilac (Syringa vulgaris)
  • Marigold (Tagetes signata pumila)
  • Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum)
  • Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus)
  • Pansy  (Viola X Wittrockiana)
  • Passion Flower (Passifloraceae family)
  • Plum blossoms (Prunus spp.)
  • Rose (Rosa spp.)
  • Sage (Salvia officinalis)
  • Sunflower (Helianthus)
  • Vegetable Flowers


Known Toxic Flowers
  • Anemone or windflower (Anemone spp.)
  • Autumn crocus (Colchicum spp.)
  • Azalea and rhododendron (Rhododendron spp.)
  • Buttercup (Ranunculus spp.)
  • Clematis (Clematis spp.)
  • Daffodil (Narcissus spp.)
  • Delphinium or Larkspur (Delphinium spp.)
  • Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)
  • Hyacinth (Hyacinthus orientalis)
  • Hydrangea (Hydrangea spp.)
  • Iris (Iris spp.)
  • Lantana (Lantana camara)
  • Lobelia or Cardinal flower (Lobelia spp.)
  • Marsh marigold (Caltha palustris)
  • Morning glory (Ipomoea spp.)
  • Oleander (Nerium oleander)
  • Periwinkle myrtle and vinca (Vinca spp.)
  • Wisteria (Wisteria spp.)