Are You Itching to Garden?
Certain flowers may make you scratch
(HealthDayNews) -- The flowers that bloom in the spring may cause all sorts of itches and rashes. That warning appears in the journal, Contact Dermatitis.
Tulips contain the allergen tulipalin A. This is such a common allergen that gardeners develop a condition called "tulip fingers."
The narcissus causes "lily rash."
But the worst of all is the hyacinth. This flower gives everybody who touches it a rash. That's because the hyacinth contains calcium oxalate crystals, which are sharp-edged and cause a physical injury.