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Edible Flowers: E’s & F’s

Elder Flower, Sambucus spp. Besides its well-known medicinal value, elder flower can be used to make jelly, wine, syrup, liqueur and tea. It has a delicately sweet flavor and the flowers make wonderful fritters!   Fennel, Foeniculum vulgare The bright yellow fennel flowers have a mild anise flavor, which makes it a tasty addition to …

Edible Flowers: The D’s

Dandelion, Taraxacum officinale My heart always goes out to the much-maligned dandelion. It provides early food to the bees, attracts other pollinators, repairs compact soil and provides us with food and medicine. What’s not to love…? With the advent of manicure lawns, the dandelion lost rank. It was suddenly classified a “weed” where it was …