Non-edible Flowering Plants

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP – Living in Natures Love Lifestyles @insideawareness.com


The listed varieties do not represent the complete list of non-edible flowers that grow in the Greater Victoria Region.  This list is one that represents non-edible flowers that have been grown, foraged, researched and integrated into the lifestyle of  this author.  The references to gardens in the Greater Victoria Area refer to 3 separate gardening experiences that integrated the natural world for healing and discovery.  Beginning in James Bay the focus was for healing a broken community, in Oak Bay broken relationships and now Oaklands for deepening  connection with natural ways.

This list can be used to identify flowers in your own garden that are not edible yet can be medicinal, used for cosmetics, infused oils and vinegar’s, tinctures, flower essences and plant dyes.  For the more romantic you may wish to consider the hidden language and meaning of flowers!  For enriching your environment one may wish to pay attention to placement using color and/or symbology of the plant.

Symbols for Quick Reference above each plant entry:

Not Edible

NOT Edible

Edible

Edible

Mortar

Medicinal

tea kettle

Tea/Infusion

Dye

Dye Plant

deer

Unfriendly for Deer

The listed varieties do not represent the complete list of non-edible flowers that grow in the Greater Victoria Region.  This list is one that represents non-edible flowers that have been grown, foraged, researched and integrated into the lifestyle of  this author.  The references to gardens in the Greater Victoria Area refer to 3 separate gardening experiences that integrated the natural world for healing and discovery.  Beginning in James Bay the focus was for healing a broken community, in Oak Bay broken relationships and now Oaklands for deepening  connection with natural ways.

This list can be used to identify flowers in your own garden that are not edible yet can be medicinal, used for cosmetics, infused oils and vinegar’s, tinctures, flower essences and plant dyes.  For the more romantic you may wish to consider the hidden language and meaning of flowers!  For enriching your environment one may wish to pay attention to placement using color and or symbology of the plant.


Azalea (Rhododendron simsii)

 Not EdibleMortar

pic by Renee Lindstrom

Azalea                                                                                                           Photo by Renee Lindstrom

Meaning:  Love and Gentleness

Seasonal Perennial 

Natures Love Azalea Flower Essence

Renee's:
♥♥Oak Bay Garden (Relationships & Personal Healing: Placement & Symbology)
♥♥♥Oakland's Garden (Mindful Nature Health: Connection & Ecopsychology)

Bergenia (Bergenia crassifolia)

Not EdibleMortardeer

by Renee Lindstrom

Bergenia                                                                                                       Photo by Renee Lindstrom

Evergreen 

Natures Love Bergenia Flower Essence

Renee's:
♥♥Oak Bay Garden (Relationships & Personal Healing: Placement & Symbology)
♥♥♥Oakland's Garden (Mindful Nature Health: Connection & Ecopsychology)

Bittersweet  Nightshade Vine (Solanum dulcamara)

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by Renee Lindstrom

Nightshade Vine                                                                                        Photo by Renee Lindstrom

Meaning:  Healing a Broken Heart

Seasonal – Invasive

Bitter Nightshade Vine

Renee's:
♥♥♥Oakland's Garden (Mindful Nature Health: Connection & Ecopsychology)

Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spectabilis)

Not EdibleMortardeer

pic by Renee Lindstrorm

Bleeding hearts                                                                                       Photo by Renee Lindstrom

Meaning:  Purity and Innocence

Seasonal – Perennial 
Renee's:
♥♥♥Oakland's Garden (Mindful Nature Health: Connection & Ecopsychology)

Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta)

 

by Renee Lindstrom

Bluebells                                                                                Photo by Renee Lindstrom

Meaning:  Humility and Gratitude

Seasonal – Bulbs

Natures Love Bluebell Flower Essence

Renee's:
♥James Bay Garden (Community Healing Garden: Placement) 
♥♥Oak Bay Garden (Relationships & Personal Healing: Placement & Symbology)
♥♥♥Oakland's Garden (Mindful Nature Health: Connection & Ecopsychology)

Calla Lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica)

Not EdibleMortarDye

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Calla Lily                                                                                    Photo by Renee Lindstrom

Meaning:  Sacred Marriage, Fertility, Purity, Abundance

Renee's:
♥James Bay Garden (Community Healing Garden: Placement) 
♥♥Oak Bay Garden (Relationships & Personal Healing: Placement & Symbology)
♥♥♥Oakland's Garden (Mindful Nature Health: Connection & Ecopsychology)

Comfrey (Symphytum officinale L.)

 Not EdibleMortar

Comfrey

Comfrey                                                                                                      Photo by Renee Lindstrom

Meaning:  Bringer of Financial Good Luck and Protection when travelling

Seasonal – Perennial 
Renee's:
♥♥Oak Bay Garden (Relationships & Personal Healing: Placement & Symbology)
♥♥♥Oakland's Garden (Mindful Nature Health: Connection & Ecopsychology)

Crocus  (Crocus vernus)

Not Edible

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Crocus                                                                                                         Photo by Renee Lindstrom

Meaning of this variety:  Remembrance

Seasonal – Perennial – Bulb

Natures Love Purple Crocus Flower Essence

Renee's:
♥James Bay Garden (Community Healing Garden: Placement) 
♥♥Oak Bay Garden (Relationships & Personal Healing: Placement & Symbology)
♥♥♥Oakland's Garden (Mindful Nature Health: Connection & Ecopsychology)

Daffodil  (Narcissus pseudonarcissus)Not Edible

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Daffodil                                                                                             Photo by Renee Lindstrom

Meaning:  Rebirth and New Beginnings

Seasonal – Perennial – Bulb

Natures Love Daffodil Flower Essence

Renee's:
♥James Bay Garden (Community Healing Garden: Placement) 
♥♥Oak Bay Garden (Relationships & Personal Healing: Placement & Symbology)
♥♥♥Oakland's Garden (Mindful Nature Health: Connection & Ecopsychology)

Grape Hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum) ← click to read more

Not Edible MortarDye

Grape Hyacinth                                                                      Photo by Renee Lindstrom

Meaning:  Sport or Play

Seasonal – Perennial, Bulb

Natures Love Grape Hyacinth Flower Essence

Renee's:
♥James Bay Garden (Community Healing Garden: Placement) 
♥♥Oak Bay Garden (Relationships & Personal Healing: Placement & Symbology)
♥♥♥Oakland's Garden (Mindful Nature Health: Connection & Ecopsychology)

Jade (Crassula argentea)← click to read more

Not Edible Mortar

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Jade Plant                                                                               Photo by:  Renee Lindstrom

Meaning:  Abundance & Great Friendship

Indoor Plant


Lupin (Lupinus perennis)

 Not EdibleMortar

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Lupin                                                                                         Photo by Renee Lindstrom

Meaning:  Imagination

Seasonal Perennial

Natures Love Lupin Flower Essence

Renee's:
♥James Bay Garden (Community Healing Garden: Placement) 
♥♥♥Oakland's Garden (Mindful Nature Health: Connection & Ecopsychology)

Oakleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia)

 Not EdibleMortar

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Oak Leave Hydrangea                                                                           Photo by Renee Lindstrom

Meaning:  Fickleness and Rigidity

Seasonal Perennial 
Renee's:
♥♥Oak Bay Garden (Relationships & Personal Healing: Placement & Symbology)
♥♥♥Oakland's Garden (Mindful Nature Health: Connection & Ecopsychology)

Iris (Iris x germanica)

 Not EdibleMortar

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Iris                                                                                                               Photo by Renee Lindstrom

Meaning:  Faith, Hope, Wisdom, Courage, Royalty

Seasonal – Tuber
Renee's:
♥James Bay Garden (Community Healing Garden: Placement) 
♥♥Oak Bay Garden (Relationships & Personal Healing: Placement & Symbology)
♥♥♥Oakland's Garden (Mindful Nature Health: Connection & Ecopsychology)

Fire Glow Surge (Euphorbia griffithii ‘Fireglow‘) 

Not EdibleMortarDye

Fireglow Spurge                                                                                      Photo by Renee Lindstrom

Meaning:  Persistence

Seasonal Perennial 

Renee's: 
♥♥Oak Bay Garden (Relationships & Personal Healing: Placement & Symbology)
♥♥♥Oakland's Garden (Mindful Nature Health: Connection & Ecopsychology)

Foxglove

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Foxglove                                                                                 Photo by Renee Lindstrom

Meaning:  Sometime hurt and sometime heal, a wish, insincerity

Flowers 2nd year

Natures Love Foxglove Flower Essence

Renee's:
♥James Bay Garden (Community Healing Garden: Placement) 
♥♥Oak Bay Garden (Relationships & Personal Healing: Placement & Symbology)
♥♥♥Oakland's Garden (Mindful Nature Health: Connection & Ecopsychology)

Snowdrop

Not EdibleMortardeer

 

Natures Love Snowdrop Flower Essence 

Renee's: 
♥James Bay Garden (Community Healing Garden: Placement) 
♥♥Oak Bay Garden (Relationships & Personal Healing: Placement & Symbology) 
♥♥♥Oakland's Garden (Mindful Nature Health: Connection & Ecopsychology)

Tulip

Not EdibleMortar

Picture by Renee Lindstrom

Peach Tulip                                                                 Photo by Renee Lindstrom

Natures Love Tulip Flower Essence

Renee's: 
♥James Bay Garden (Community Healing Garden: Placement) 
♥♥Oak Bay Garden (Relationships & Personal Healing: Placement & Symbology) 
♥♥♥Oakland's Garden (Mindful Nature Health: Connection & Ecopsychology)

Traditional uses and properties of herbs are for educational purposes only.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Any serious health concerns or if you are pregnant, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.


Copyright 2014 – 2018  Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000
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