Lilac?

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by naomilisa, Aug 3, 2020.

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    naomilisa Member

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    I can’t identify this beauty the smell is intoxicating though, is it edible? Drinkable? Hope so I just ate 3 flower blossoms!
     

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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Butterfly bush - a listed nuisance plant in our region.
     
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    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society

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    @naomilisa, good evening, it is Buddleja davidii Butterfly bush. It is non toxic to humans, but IMO I wouldn't eat too many.
     
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    Lilac blossoms are edible, though they smell better than they taste, so use in small amounts. A springtime delight is to make a lilac cold-water infusion. Simply fill a glass pitcher with fresh (unsprayed of course) lilac blossoms.
     
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