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Umbrella Tree

Named due to the arrangement of its leaves, the blossoms of most Magnolia are in fact edible. With a taste most comparable to the bloom’s scent, and overpowering when raw, petals are picked and pickled in a sweet and sour mixture. Finely chopped, use sparingly as an intense and spicy addition to salads, dressings or in favour of gherkins.

full Sun / part shade

may – june

well-drained, moist