Flowers are mesmerizing! Flowers are heavenly! Who is in this world don’t like flowers?
All these are true, but until you are the one with allergy issues or asthma or lung issues. Beautiful flowers can also make you have a tour to hell if you are allergy-sensitive.
Flowers rich with pollens can make people suffer from itchy eyes, running nose, and many more allergic reactions like these.
Not all flowers are harmful; actually, only those having more pollens are harmful, only for allergy sensitives.
Pollen rich flowers spread their pollen in the wind and through air inserts in the nose, eyes, or ears and create those issues.
Those allergies with flowers not always harm so much. But sometimes they can create an annoying and irritating situation for the people.
More the pollens, it has more the issues it creates, and that is what forms the chaos. Here some of the most allergy sensitive plants are listed to make you beware of.
This flower belongs to the daisy family and one of the most allergic plants. The scientific name of this flower is Asteraceae. They are warm-season flowers, mostly grown outdoors sometimes indoors. Thy is highly infectious, and so much power that they can even cause hay fever. Allergy caused by them is very much irritating.
These are the flowers most famous for bouquets. Their scientific name is Gypsophila. They are tiny in size but contain a high amount of pollen and spreads it with air. One unique thing about them is they have two varieties of single-flowered and double-flowered. Those who have allergies can enjoy the beauty of this flower having the double-flowered ones because they have a low amount of pollens that the single-flowered ones as they are hybrids.
This one is a flower belongs to the aster family having mesmerizing beauty. They are ones with so much color in them that easily catch the insects, and the insects carry their pollens everywhere. Their pollen can cause hay fever. Some of their varieties are listed as “formal doubles,” which don’t have much pollen and friendly for the allergy-sensitive people.
They also belong to the toaster family and even very high in pollens. They look so casual but produces a heavy amount of pollens. One thing is, they may produce much pollens but doesn’t spread through the air. Only getting close to them can harm them. Keep a distance from them.
Also, a member of the aster family and category of daisy. They are very high in pollens and can cause severe allergy issues like sniffing and all. Like the daisies, they also do not spread their pollen through the air. Only getting close to them can cause problems.
Another known and beautiful member of the Aster family and looks close to plain daisies. They may look smaller but richest with pollens. They are a very high producer of pollens and producers of a very high amount of pollen, which can cause double-trouble. These flowers are used to make tea when dried. Very harmful for the allergy sensitives.
Also known as Chrysanthemums. They are quite close to the asters. They are fall season flowers and producers of the high amount of pollens. They come from plenty of variations of colors. They are also popular for container planting indoors and outdoors. Those may look beautiful but seriously harmful too.
Those may not belong to the category of flowers, but they are also Asters. Pollen producer and spreads pollen through the air. No one grows them in the garden, but they grow in the roadsides. They often confusingly compared with the Goldenrods, but they are not even close to them. Ragweed’s directly pollutes the wind, but goldenrod doesn’t. The scientific name of this plant is Ambrosia Artemisiifolia.
One of the most recognized and known of all flowers is the Sunflower. They may not count as the allergens as they are not widely used in the gardens, and generally, people don’t go so close to them. But they are also high allergens and have a heavy amount of pollens in the center of them. So, they are also harmful. There are some of the varieties of sunflower is also available not so much allergic-like Apricot twist and Joker.
Some Allergen Trees
It’s not like only the flowers spread allergens, some of the trees are also responsible for allergic problems. As trees don’t have legs, they breed through the air, the process of this breeding called Monoecious. Means some trees have male flowers, and some have female flowers, so they spread their pollen through the air to mate with each other, and when this process is happening, those pollens harm the allergy sensitives. Some of the trees which spread allergies are:
- Mountain elder
- Willow, etc.
Katie L. Brown is a garden writer with many years of experience. Writing about gardening and over years of experience working in nurseries. She uses her land and skills to working on new ideas, tips, and tricks to inform you. Currently, Katie L. Brown is the Founder Editor of gardenhubs, leading Garden coverage blog specifically.