Asked November 13, 2015, 8:50 AM EST

Is this plant edible

Outside United States

1 Response

I found a few resources that did say parts of Bougainvillea were edible, but none of the sites was reliable or science-based. The one site I would trust was a listing of toxicity in plants, that listed Bougainvillea as "Symptoms may occur which are mild and not life threatening, such as minor nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or skin rashes." The list can be found at