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Posted by oldherb z8 Oregon (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 11, 05 at 19:16

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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RE: Gladiolus

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?

RE: Gladiolus

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).

RE: Gladiolus

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

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