A blog post I read this morning mentioned that parts of the tulip are edible. So I looked up what parts are edible and I find that the petals and the bulb are edible. The petals taste like beans, lettuce, or nothing according to a couple sources. The bulb doesn’t taste very good, could possibly be poisonous and would really only be used in a survival type situation, like World War II, when the Dutch were forced to eat them. I have a few tulips in my yard but I haven’t tried eating them (mostly because I don’t know where the dog has gone to the bathroom!).
Another example I do enjoy eating from every spring is the Eastern Redbud tree. I learned from a college professor that the flowers on the Redbud are edible. To me they taste somewhat like soybeans. There is a nice Redbud in our backyard and I will stop to sample them if I am hiking in the woods.
I’m looking for other edible plants, flowers, etc. that can be planted to add to the beauty of the landscape as well as provide something edible. I would like to find plants that many people grow that they may not know are edible.
What edible landscaping plants do you grow?