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Which flowers are the safest? The answer is twofold. First, no flower is safe to eat or use on or near food products unless it has been organically grown. This means no chemical herbicides or pesticides have been used on or around the plant. Rose fertilizers that contain systemic toxins are included in this category, as are any fertilizers of the weed-and-feed variety.
“This also means that edible flowers that are brought home from nurseries and garden centers are not safe to eat or use on or near food products unless they have been grown organically or sustainably (without toxins). …
“Secondly, for some people, eating pollen can trigger allergies or even asthma. To be safe, remove the pollen-bearing parts of each edible flower (the pistils and stamens). The sepals or calyx also should be removed from all flowers except the viola-violet clan (pansies, Johnny- Jump-Ups, violets and violettas).


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Copyright 2002, Seattle Post-Intelligencer,
Garden expert Ann Lovejoy wrote in a May 23, 2002,
article in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper:
Reprinted by permission
That said, quite a number of flowers common to vegetable beds and ornamental borders are both lovely to look at and tasty to boot. Below you will find a list

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Acacia Blossoms
African Violets
Almond Blossoms
Alyssum
Apple Blossoms
Baby’s Breath (Gypsophila)
Baby’s Tears
Bachelor Button petals
Banana Blossoms
Borage
Substitutes:
Nasturtiums, Violets, Rose Petals
Boston Fern
Bougainvillea
Bromeliad Family
California Poppy
Camelia
Carnation
Chamomile
Chive Flowers (Chive Blossoms)
Christmas Cactus
Chrysanthemums
Clary
Substitutes:
Nasturtiums, Borage, Violets
Dahlia
Daisy
Daylily
Dianthus
Dogwood
Easter lily
English Primroses
Forget-Me-Nots
Fuchsia
Gardenia
Geraniums – Scented
Hawaiin Ti Plant
Hibiscus
Hollyhock
Ice Plant
Impatiens
Indian Cress (Tropaeolum Majus)
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Jamaica Sorrel (Jamaican Hibiscus)
Jasmine
Johnny Jump-Up
Substitutes:
Pansy, Violets
Lavendar
Lemon Blossoms
Lilac
Lily Buds
Lily of the Nile
Maidenhair Fern
Marigolds
Mimosa Blossoms
Nasturtium
Substitutes:
Marigolds, Pansy
Orange Blossom
Pansy
Peach Blossom
Petunia
Phlox
Plum Blossoms
Pussy Willow
Roselle
Roses
Substitutes:
Violets for crystalizing
Snake Plant
SnapDragon
Squash blossoms
Tiger Lily
Velvet Plant – Purple
Viola
Violet
Substitutes:
Nasturtium, Borage, Pansy
Zinnia