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Can one use the flowers of V.Bonantense in cooking/preserving ?

On plant Viburnum x bodnantense



Not that I am aware of

7 Oct, 2010


Most of the Caprifoliaceae are poisonous apart from a handful such as Sambucus nigra (Elderberry) and Lonicera caerulea (Honeyberry).

7 Oct, 2010


Dr Liz Dauncey in 'Poisonous Plants - a Guide for Parents and Childcare Providers' includes Viburnum in her list of 'safe' plants which can be grown as a way of introducing children to gardening.

But 'safe' means OK for handling and having around. She says they are not edible and consumption of a large amount could produce mild stomach upset.

Their reputation as poisonous seems to come from one, incompletely reported, case of a 23-month old who was ill for two days after eating an unknown quantity of Viburnum berries.

8 Oct, 2010


Thanks folks. I recently started making apple jelly and used rose scented pelargonium leaves to make a jelly that tastes like turkish delight.Yummm. As the smell of v.Bodnintenseflowers is so heavenly, I really wanted to try it in the jelly. I might still try a small batch myself.

12 Oct, 2010

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