Flor de Bótil 25 January 2018 0 I first encountered these scarlet-hued blooms at Mercado Viejo in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas. I bought some that day and took them home to prepare them. After that, I have seen the flower growing in the milpa, on the roadside throughout Chiapas, and even represented in local textiles. When the beans form, the pods are edible whole, or you may remove them and eat the bean inside. They also have a starchy root that is consumed. Read more about how to cook with flor de bótil.