Herb flowers Virtually all herbs have flowers that are edible. Usually the flower tastes very similar to the herb. Common herb flowers used are basil, thyme, sage (a wonderful bright blue), cilantro, and chives.
Violas, Pansies, and Johnny-Jump-Ups This class of flowers has a floral, wintergreen flavor. Try grinding flowers in a food processor with sugar. Add the mixture to water for a delightful violet syrup.
Citrus Marigold Varieties
Roses The old-fashioned varieties have much more flavor than the hybrids grown today. Judge the flavor by the smell. Try the antique varieties of Rugosas and other bush types. Grind up rose petals with sugar in a food processor and add water for a sweet, rose-flavored syrup.