Flowers Not To Frown Upon During Allergy Season

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by Yoli Ouiya on April 3, 2013

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Like millions of people in the world, I too have suffered from the unfortunate immune system’s reaction to nature blooming also known as seasonal allergies. From itch eyes and throats, hives and rashes, I’ve experienced it all in varying degrees. Making adjustments to my diet and taking certain supplements and herbs/teas have helped much. If you like flowers, like I do, and you have seasonal allergies, most flowers scare you at the potential of these floral beauties setting off a sneezing attach. But do not fret my eco-friends, thanks to WebMD1, here are a list of plants that produce little to no airborne pollen.

Flowers

Begonia cactus chenille clematisBegonia, Cactus, Chenille, Clematis.

columbine crocus daffodil dusty millerColumbine, Crocus, Daffodil, Dusty Miller.

geranium hosta impatiens irisGeranium, Hosta, Impatiens, Iris.

lily pansy periwinkle petuniaLily, Pansy, Periwinkle, Petunia.

phlox rose salvia snapdragonPhlox, Rose, Salvia, Snapdragon.

thrift tulip verbena zinniaThrift, Tulip, Verbena, Zinnia.

Hypoallergenic sunflower seeds

All these grow 5 to 6 feet tall — and the pollen is too heavy to be spread easily.

Apricot Twist (apricot with gold center), Infrared Mix (dark crimson, ruby, golden-reds), The Joker (showy red-and-yellow double blooms), Pro-Cut Bicolor (stunning mahogany and yellow with black centers).

Shrubs
Azalea, boxwood (if clipped often), hibiscus, hydrangea, viburnum.

Trees
Apple, cherry, Chinese fan palm (female), fern pine (female), dogwood, English holly (female), Bradford pear, crepe myrtle, hardy rubber tree, magnolia, pear, plum, red maple (female).

Grasses
St. Augustine.

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Yoli Ouiya is a Green & Healthy Living Expert, Green Chef, Publisher and Editor in Chief of YolisGreenLiving.com. She is noted as the “Queen of Green” by Black Enterprise Magazine, and currently operates a boutique eco-lifestyle outfit Yoli’s Green Living Group. Black Enterprise included Yoli in its “Top 20 National Bloggers” of 2012, was named ‘Best in Green Living” by AllParenting.com, and listed as “Top 17 Black Woman Bloggers to Watch in 2013″ bu ForHarriet.com. With a certification in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell, she offers workshops, lectures, and organizes a variety of eco-chic green themed events in New York. She is currently on the board of directors for The New York Coalition for Healthy School Food, a health and nutrition specialist for Harlem Children’s Zone, and co-authoring a book slated for completion Spring 2014.

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