In this tutorial you will find a list of edible flowers with pictures, including easy to grow varieties, as well as a review of their culinary use.

Edible flowers and flower petals are often used in culinary art, due to their visual appeal. These amazing flowers are not only edible, but are also intricately beautiful.

Edible flowers are biodiverse. They not only have ornamental value, but can also enhance flavor, in addition to adding nutritional value.

Before using edible flowers however, it is very important to make sure that they are safe to eat, and to follow some safety guidelines.

-Identify correctly -Eat in moderation -Be aware of allergies -Use organically grown -Wash before use

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Pansies and violas are some of the most popular edible flowers. They can be grown in the garden, and also in containers, for easy kitchen access.

Lavender flowers are edible blooms, and can be used in both dried and fresh forms for culinary purposes.

Borage is popular herb, grown for it’s use as an edible flower. The plants have multiple beneficial properties, including culinary applications.

Calendula flowers are brightly colored in shades of oranges and yellows. Both the fresh and dried calendula flowers can be used in culinary applications.

Nasturtiums are easy to grow, and are great plants for the herb and flower garden. These are some of the most common edible flowers.

The small edible daisy-like flowers of chamomile have white petals and yellow centres. Flowers can be used in both the fresh and dried states.

Centaurea cyanus is the species name for the bachelor button plant which can be used as an edible flower. These annual plants are easy to grow from seed.

Roses have edible flowers, which come in many different sizes, shapes and colors. Roses have a slightly sweet and floral taste, depending on the cultivar.

For more delicious edible flowers on this list, be sure to visit the blog to see the tutorial!