Cornflower?

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  1. Petronius

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    It was grown wild as a weed in cornfields amongst grains.

    Petronius is this plant also used for cooking with?...as Cornflour as we both know is used in cooking :)
     
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    @Gail-Steman, I do not know if Cornflower is a cooking ingredient.
     
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    Bachelor Buttons are on the edible list...
     
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    Yes it's flower and it's used as a thickener in gravy and regarding cooking sponge cakes it helps them rise :)
     
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    Great links purpleinopp besides info :dislike:
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Way different plants as purpleinopp stated, differentiated by the spelling of flower and flour.
    Cornflower is edible but it is not the one that is ground up to use as a bread ingredient or a thickener.
     
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    I'm glad you enjoyed them, Toni! Common names of plants can be so fun when one investigates their origins.
     
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