edible flowers

Janice M. Glime jmglime at MTU.EDU
Mon Jul 12 15:01:08 EST 1999

Dear Plant-edders,
  I was surprised recently to find one of our local grocery stores has a
collection of edible flowers for sale.  I was tempted to buy a box just to
get the list on the back.  I do remember that it included roses and
marigolds!  The latter did surprise me.  
  I have a wonderful recipe book by Adrienne Crowhurst called THE FLOWER
COOKBOOK (also author of THE WEEK COOKBOOK, which I haven't seen), from
Lancer Books, New York, 1973.  At that time it sold for $2.95 plus $.10
postage, Lancer Books, Inc., 1560 Broadway, New York, N. Y. 10036.
A few items include:
Agrimonia eupatoria
Zizia aurea
Monarda Didyma
Stachys palustris
Borago officinalis
Cytisus scoparius (check spelling) - seeds "quite poisonous"
Sanguisorba minor
Nepeta cataria
Typha latifolia
Matricaria chamomilla
Cichorium intybus
Trifolium pratense
Verbascum thapsus
Tussilago farfara
Primula veris
Bellis perennis
Hemerocallis fulva
Tragopogon pratensis
Solidago odorata
Ulex europaeus
Muscari botryoides
Calluna vulgaris
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Althea rosea
Humulus lupulus
Narcissus jonquilla
Citrus limonum
Syringa vulgaris

  There are lots more - maybe later.

 Janice M. Glime, Professor  
 Department of Biological Sciences
 Michigan Technological University
 Houghton, MI 49931-1295
 jmglime at mtu.edu
 FAX 906-487-3167 

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