Edible Flowers and Petals for Rabbits

Our bunnies love to eat flowers! They are a great treat and can be sprinkled over hay to make it a bit more interesting and tasty.

Edible Flowers

Here’s a list of flowers you can offer your rabbits in addition to their regular diet. Please keep in mind that potted or cut plants bought in most stores (including home improvement stores) were grown as decoration only and are often treated with chemicals. These should not be fed unless the tag explicitly says “edible”. Better grow flowers on your own or find a trustworthy local source. This is not a complete list of all edible flowers and if you can’t identify a flower, better pass it up! The links lead to the appropriate wikipedia page.

By the way, all of these flowers can also be eaten by humans (if the bunnies will share).

Achillea millefolium – Yarrow

Alcea rosea – Common Hollyhock

Bellis perennis – Common Daisy

Calendula officinalis – Pot Marigold, Common Marigold

Calendula

Centaurea cyanus – Cornflower

Cornflower

Cerastium arvense – Field Chickweed

Dahlia hortensis – Dahlia

Echinacea – Coneflowers

Helianthus – Sunflower

Sunflower

Hibiscus – Rose Mallow

Hibiscus syriacus – Rose of Shannon

Lavandula angustifolia – Lavender

Leucanthemum vulgare – Oxeye Daisy

Malva – Mallow

Matricaria chamomilla – Chamomile

Melissa officinalis – Lemon Balm

Primula vulgaris – Primrose

Rosa – Rose

Rose

Salvia pratensis – Meadow Sage

Stellaria media – Common Chickenweed

Taraxacum officinale – Common Dandelion

Tropaeolum (majus, minus, peltophorum ) – Nasturtium

Viola arvensis – Field Pansy

Viola cornuta – Horned Pansy

Viola lutea – Mountain Pansy

Viola odorata – Wood Violet

Viola tricolor – Heart’s Ease

Viola Tricolor

Hope you enjoyed this list! The next goal is to get a picture of every one of the mentioned flowers…

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One Comment

  1. Monica
    Monica On May 2, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    Hi
    My bunnies love Gerberas too

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