Gladiolus

oldherb(z8 Oregon)April 11, 2005

I'm just nuts about edible flowers and it seems that just when I think the list can't get any bigger, it does. Gladiolus is the latest flower I hear one can eat. I'm going to give it a try this summer. I'm already feasting on tuberous begonia flowers and many, many others. I am already picturing an amazing summer salad with their lovely blooms festooning the fresh garden greens and drizzled with a lovely raspberry-lime vinegarette.

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chuckr30(z5, GR-MI)

That sounds yummy. Do you have a site that lists which flowers and which parts of them you can eat? DO you have any recipes online we can print and try?

    Bookmark   April 14, 2005 at 10:31AM
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greenwitch(Sz19 SoCal)

Oh goody, I'll sample mine when they come up.

Have you tried hyacinth bean flowers? I just discovered today that those are edible too (they sure smell good).

    Bookmark   April 14, 2005 at 2:53PM
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Dino_Tsapatsaris(9B Florida)

I have read the bulbs are edible but I do not know that personally, and I am an expert in wild edibles. The petals of the flowers are edible but people are advised not to eat the center of the flowers because they might have an allergic reaction to the pollen. What I find interesting is the an African native but apparently do not reproduce here in Florida

    Bookmark   April 14, 2005 at 9:27PM
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