Irritant plants may cause a local irritation or rash where they come
into contact with the skin. Unlike
poison ivy, oak, or sumac, you do not have to be
allergic to the plant to develop a rash. Irritant plants include:
Flower bulbs, such as hyacinth or daffodil bulbs
or tulip bulb sheaths. These can cause a reaction called daffodil itch or tulip
fingers. Tulips can cause either an irritant reaction or an allergic
Roses, rose hips, and dahlias.
nettle and spurge nettle.
Herbs such as comfrey, borage, barberry,
tansy, yarrow, garlic, and hot peppers.
from the bromeliad family, such as pineapple and Spanish
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