Magnolia buds and petals can be used raw, pickled, or dried. I've used them to make an all-vinegar quick pickle, tea, and raw in soups.

Flavors and varieties by color

As always, if you are foraging this plant, ensure you are 100% about your identification. This list is from Handmade Apothecary's page[1]:


  1. Different types of edible magnolia
  2. Ways to use magnolia
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