Do Lilacs Have Pollen? Are They Bad for Allergies?

There are different kinds of plants that we either grow or grow naturally. Some do well when grown domestically, while others sprout in the wild areas. The plants that grow in the wild are natural but tend to attract human beings who then opt to domesticate them. Lilac is one of the most common plants that has been domesticated due to the many benefits it contains.

Lilacs have pollen because they are flowers. However, their pollen is rarely airborne and does not aggravate allergies. But lilacs are an especially fragrant flower, and some people may experience nausea and headaches when exposed to lilac fragrance. These feelings can be misconstrued as allergies.

Lilac is a flowering plant in the olive family. It was first discovered in the Balkan Peninsula as a wild plant. Unlike so many other plants on earth, lilac tends to defy the odds of growing in the soil and thrive well in rocky areas. That amazes many people and gives those who live in rocky areas the opportunity to be proud of such a plant.

Since its discovery, the lilac plant has been widely spread to many other parts of the globe. The most common places being, Asia, North America, and Europe. The lilac plant is most loved by many due to the good scent their flowers produce. Everyone loves something attractive to their eyes or possesses a good scent. Since the lilac flowers contain a good strong scent and sprout so well to attract everyone’s attention, they get the nod of being in most people’s compound.

The plant also gives one an opportunity for selection due to the two varieties it has. The two types of flowers associated with the lilac plant are white and light blue. Though the colors differ, the scent and mode of sprouting remain the same. Below is more about the lilac plant.

Are lilacs bad for allergies?

Some wild plants threaten some people and the domestic animals that cohabit apart from the many advantages they bring about in our lives. Thus, they need to know more about a certain plant before domesticating them. The most common factor to consider before domesticating the plants is your health. Are you allergic to some scents or skin effects if you come into contact with the plant? If yes, chose the plants that do not pose any kind of threat. 

The other factor to consider is where the plant will be; is it in the house or outside? Some plants may have very strong scents, which might prove to be a threat to those with difficulties in breathing. Such plants should never be put in the house. Another kind of plant may not have a scent but may be a threat to the skin if one comes into contact with them. Those with skin allergies should at all costs avoid being in contact with some skin affecting plants.
Lilac flowers do not aggravate allergies prompting the widespread of its domestication. 

No human being can dare keep anything that affects their lives more so negatively. Though we always consider the least effective since nothing lacks some effects. That applies to the lilac plant, which is their high fragrance flowers that can still irritate those prone to breathing problems. If you are one of those with a breathing allergy, does not mean you can’t plant the lilac in your compound. The only hindrance will be putting it in the house. It is recommended that it be planted in open areas to not pose a danger to those with the allergy. The biggest concern the lilac flowers can cause is some kind of threat which are nausea and headache. This is after inhaling the scent the flowers produce.

Is lilac allergy common?

Unlike some other plants, lilac is not allergy-common. Other plants are common, which means the allergy occurs in the first exposure. Right after an allergic person gets in contact with the plant, he or she feels the impact. But with the lilac plant, the allergy does not usually occur in the first exposure to the plant but takes a couple of days to appear. That gives the lilac plant an upper hand to be domesticated. The reaction is hypersensitive.

Which flowers have no pollen?

There are different kinds of flowers around us. And all of the flowers fall under just two categories: those with pollen grains and those without pollen. Do lilacs have pollen? Yes, Lilac is a good example of a flower with pollen, among many other plants. Pollens are dispersed by wind for the flowers to undergo pollination. The other category of flowers without pollen gets pollinated by insects such as bees, flies, and butterflies. Some of the flowers with no pollen are;

They are bright and make a cheerful home if planted in the compound.

Apart from being beautiful, they grow in a range of different colors. They also do cause any form of irritation to people with allergies.

They do not affect people with allergies and do well in arid or semi-arid areas.

Can dogs be allergic to lilac bushes?

Lilac plants can form a small bush that looks attractive in the compound. It is so obvious we do not live alone in our compound. The company may be fellow beings or even pets. When it comes to pets, everyone has their own choices. Some people go for dogs, kitties, and some even cubs. It all depends on your taste. The most preferred pets around the globe are dogs or puppies. Dogs prove to be the most versatile pets since they also provide some security in the compound apart from keeping us company. Yes, security is also a very important aspect of our day-to-day lives, but we keep them as pets to most of us. Since we can never be around our pets all the time, and due to how close they are, we also try to find something that can be of pleasure to the pets. Lilac bushes provide just more than that.

Just like human beings, pets may also get allergic to some plants. Hence, we owe to find plants in the compound but cannot affect our pets’ health. Their health proves to be as important as ours, thus the need to care about. The many advantages the lilac flowers pose to our lives, apart from the beauty, is that they do not have any allergy effects on our pets. It has been proved by research that the bushes of the lilac plants have no single side effect on the health of our pets. This gives us the go-ahead of having the most adored plant in the globe in our compound.

Types of lilacs

There are various types of lilac bushes. Your location will determine the type of bush required since some might not do well in some areas. The most well-known types of lilac bushes are; 

-Common lilac

It is the most familiar type to many people. Its flowers are lilac-colored. It is also referred to as Syringa vulgaris and grows 20 feet tall.
 -Persian lilac

 The bush grows 10 feet tall and is a good choice for an informal hedge. Dwarf Korean is another type of bush lilac. It grows 4 feet tall and has similar flowers to the common lilac type.

-Chinese lilac

This is the best to use as a summer screen or hedge. This type of lilac is a cross of Persian and Common lilacs. It grows so quickly. 

-Himalayan lilac

It grows 10 feet tall and has darker flowers. It makes it easier to choose the lilac bush that suits your area of planting and its use. 

Tree lilac

The variety grows to a 30-foot tree, and its flowers are off-white. The lilac needs freezing temperatures to break dormancy and produce flowers.


To conclude, having a lilac bush around us feels amazing. The bush brings a sense of pleasure to the owner. It makes the compound so dazzling that it becomes eye-catching to all those who manage to cast an eye on the bush.          

Grandma Dee

Hello, I'm Grandma Dee. I created Fairy Epic because I love the beautiful world depicted in fairy tales, and I wanted to help make it a reality.

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