Q: Is Daphne odora poisonous to humans? It makes a beautifully scented water that tastes great when you sip it.
I didn’t sip much just in case. I’m not nuts, really.
A: I don’t think sipping the water is a good idea. Although the flower scent is delicious, daphne plants contain a poison known as mezerein.
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There are many flowers that ARE edible, including roses, pansies and nasturtium.
Check out this reference on edible flowers.
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