Dangerous Plants for People Prone to Allergy

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Hundreds of plant species release pollen every year to the air, which in many individuals cause allergic reactions. A fairly limited number of plants are responsible for itchy, snowy and watery eyes associated with hay fever. Some pollens, like ragweeds, can also survive through winter and cause devastation with immune systems throughout the year. All this pollen created a booming antihistamine and decongestant market but left millions of individuals with allergies to beg for help. Visit the Edmond allergy clinic as early as you detect the problems.

If you put any of those plants in your yard, you can expect more plant pollen and seasonal allergies.

Flowers or herbs

Amaranth, chrysanthemums, ordinary sunflowers, daisies, chamomile, goldenrod.

Shrubs or vines

Cypress, juniper, jasmine vine, wisteria.


This might be part of the problem if it is spring and you're sneezing. They grow in the continental U.S., except in the most southern and Western states, and their pollen can cause allergies.


These trees and brooms, including juniper and cypresses, exist about 70 different types and can cause significant allergy problems in some. Moreover, their season of pollen is too long. It starts in January and can pollen some of these trees and bushes up to May or June.


This grows everywhere and could be North America's most common allergy trigger. Its pollen season lasts August to November, with the highest levels around the middle of September. On hot, dry, windy days it can be worse.


This weed throughout the United States makes pollen more in late summer and fall for most of the year. The stems are upright, woody, 2 to 7 meters high. You can also stick to your skin and cause an allergic reaction.


In the north of the continental U.S., this tree grows but the coldest and pollens in autumn.

Oak Tree


This tree grows throughout the country, and in spring it makes pollen. Many people are allergic to oak pollen, which can float a ton in the air because trees are frequent in residential zones and parks. Some people may experience severe reactions.


Pollen of the various kinds — Kentucky bluegrass is common — may cause severe allergies, especially in the summer when more occurs. It is found in most countries of the North, West, and South, but grows best in the cooler parts north of Georgia and west of Texas.


Johnson, Bermuda, June, fescue perennial rye, orchard, sweet vernal, salt grass, redtop, Timothy.


Cocklebur, Russian thistle, ragweed, sagebrush.


Begonia, iris, cactus, clematis, crocus, chenille, daffodil, dusty miller, geranium, hosta, impatiens, lily, verbena, pansy, columbine, petunia, periwinkle, rose, phlox,  snapdragon, salvia, thrift, tulip, zinnia.


Azalea, hibiscus, boxwood, viburnum, hydrangea.

The prevention of allergy triggers and medications over the counter can help to treat your symptoms of allergy. If you can't prevent allergy triggers or if counter-medicines won't do the job for you, please call your doctor at Edmond allergy clinic. You can ask an allergy expert to help you identify and develop a suitable treatment plan for your allergy triggers.

We are Oklahoma Otolaryngology Associates, LLC, an allergy clinic in Edmond where you can get the right treatment for any allergic reaction and associated symptoms.

**Disclaimer: The information on this page is not intended to be a doctor's advice, nor does it create any form of patient-doctor relationship.