Anyone ever try this? I just ate a few rose petals. There's a kind of subdued bitterness. And even though the petals were red, your spit comes out a really kick ass color of purple. I started reading Susan Orlean's The Orchid Thief two days ago. I never had any interest in flowers prior to this, and my affection is likely to drop off once the book is finished, but for the moment, I have a very strong urge to chomp down on 'em. Not anything mind you. I have no desire to eat dandelions, but flowers of substance (like roses) seem like they should do something other than decorate. Maybe it's a jealously of insects. A desire to go to the other side. Humans (and animals) assist plant procreation by taking fruit and dumping the seed/s somewhere else. But insects spread pollen around after being attracted to the flower. Any horticulturists that know about these sorts of things?