|photo by ana traina ~2012~|
The flowers of the Bachelor's Buttons has a pleasingly sweet to spicy bite, often referred to as a clove-like tang. Now, here is a little known fact about the shoots of the plant, they are edible as well. The newly-plucked florets of the plant can be used as a vegetable or a garnish to zest up any salad. Also, a cornflower blue dye is obtained from the flower which can be used as a coloring for your sugar and sweeties. Cornflower is also used in tea. The petals are often used in cornbread muffins.
Last bit of Odd and End ~ The Bachelor's Buttons, or more commonly known, Cornflower is an endangered plant... so please considered planting them in your very own garden!