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Avoid These Flowers If You Have Allergies

These pretty blooms may only end up doing you more harm than good

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Aside from houseplants, flowering plants and fresh floral arrangements are a great way to bring elements of nature into a home.

But as lovely as flowers can be, some homeowners—especially those suffering from allergies—may think that these aren’t the best way to go. There is a number of plant types which contain a lot of pollen that may do you more harm than good. These are the kinds of flower varieties you may want to avoid incorporating into your home.

Daisies


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This common bloom, which commonly has bright yellow centers and white petals, are popular for their pristine appearance. However, daisies produce a lot of pollen, which makes it unideal for people who suffer from allergies.

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Gerbera daisies


Also known as the African daisy, the gerbera daisy flower comes in a variety of bright colors, and with a lot of pollen that can cause allergic reactions. Better go for other safer types of flowers that can add a splash of color to your home.

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Chrysanthemum


Chrysanthemums have a lot of varieties, one of which consists of layered florets that lends it a mop-like appearance. However, despite how pretty these flowers are, these also contain a lot of pollen that will endanger those with allergies.

Baby’s breath


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Don’t let these tiny flowers fool you—they produce a lot of pollen as well. If you have allergies but really want baby’s breath in your home, it would be better to go for the double-flowered variety, which have lower levels of pollen.

Sunflowers


The mere size of sunflowers already suggests that they produce a large amount of pollen that is dispersed by wind. But don’t fret, because there are sunflower varieties such as ‘Joker’ and ‘Apricot Twist’ that contain pollen that is too heavy to be dispersed by the wind, making them a better choice for allergy sufferers.

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Source: The Spruce

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