Daphne – Poisonous

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.

Read more here.

There are many flowers that ARE edible, including roses, pansies and nasturtium.

Check out this reference on edible flowers.

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