List of Edible Magnolia Flowers


According to Thomas Elpel in his fantastic book Botany in a Day (6th edition), there are 7 genera and about 220 species in the magnolia family.

I have spent considerable time exploring which species have edible magnolia flowers. Below is a list of the ones that I have found in the ethnobotanical record. It is by no means an exhaustive list.

Edible Magnolia Flowers

Edible Magnolia Flower Recipes

References

  1. Hu, S. (2005) Food Plants of China. Hong Kong: Chinese University Press.

  2. Kunkel, G. (1984) Plants for Human Consumption: An Annotated Checklist of the Edible Phanerogams and Ferns. Koenigstein: Koeltz Scientific Books.

  3. Facciola, S. (1998) Cornucopia II: A Source Book of Edible Plants. Vista, CA: Kampong Publications.

  4. Sturtevant, E. L. (1972) Sturtevant’s Edible Plants of the World. New York: Dover Publications.

  5. Standley, P. C. & Steyermark, J. A. (1949) Flora of Guatemala. Fieldiana. Chicago, Ill.: Chicago Natural History Museum.



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