Is this flower causing hay fever? Pink-purple flowers

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  1. Frank

    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    I just got the following in an email:

     
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    jubabe296 Official Garden Fairy

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    Oh!! That is a beautiful plant!!! I don't know if it is the cause of her daughter's hayfever are not but it looks too beautiful to cause any problem but delight!!LOL!!!
     
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    Just searching my books for you Norma - I'll be back in a bit. :-D
     
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    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    It reminds me of an Oleander.The leaves look like one .I can't tell how tall it is.I'm not sure of the flowers.I'll check and see.
     



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    Desert Rat The Dusty Blogger

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    Oleander is very poisonous and some people are very alergic to it. Even the smell of the flowers can set off a reaction. This is a problem in Phoenix as the stuff can be found all over the city. dr
     
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    I think it may be this:

    http://bio.bd.psu.edu/plant_web/Fabacea ... _Leaf.html

    I can't tell you though if it's the cause of your daughters hayfever. :( All flowering plants will discharge pollen and if it's the only one with masses of flowers at the moment then it could well be the culprit. It's a real beauty!!! :D
     
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    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    Yes ,DR it is a very poisonous plant.I'm sorry I forgot to tell that.I was so interested in Iding it.It is very pretty and causes allergies to be so bad.My neighbor cut down a big one when they bought the place across from me.There was a small grandson and his granddad was afraid for him to be around it.
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Eileen, I think you have found it. My first thought was a Locust of some sort.
     
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    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    You may be right but the leaves are different to me.We have a black locust around here but it has white flowers and the scent is heavenly.
     
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    jubabe296 Official Garden Fairy

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    Eileen I think that is it too!! I'm pretty sure it's not an oleander!!!
     
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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    All, I got a reply back from Norma

     
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    If the tree trunk, branches in the picture are the ones the flowers are attached to, it is like no oleander I have ever seen.
     
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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Oops, actually this is the official Thank You from Norma:

     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I'm really pleased to hear that Norma's daughter is felling better today. Let's hope the pollen count stays low for her. :-D
     

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