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  • Date Photo Taken

    04 / 22 / 2015

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    Long Beach

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My 1.5yr old daughter has a rash after helping me prune some flowers to give to my wife in celebration of her pregnancy (found out today!!). I felt some itchiness as I pruned and after a couple hours too. My daughter was simply playing with the leaves as I pruned. Her rash is over most of her torso. Is this flower known to cause rashes? A milk-like substance secreted from the stem of the all white flower. Thanks for your help!


  • parityanimal Master Identifier says:

    Gardenia is generally considered safe. Iris rhizomes and bulbs contain a fairly mild skin irritant that can cause a rash. Any time you find a plant exuding a milky sap and it gets on you, you should was it off as soon as possible with soap and water just in case.

    April 25th, 2015 at 8:12am

  • Metrosideros Master Identifier says:

    Dietes iridioides above. Gardenia jasminoides below.

    April 25th, 2015 at 1:39am

  • MrsB Green Thumb says:

    Oh, I see iris at the top too.

    April 24th, 2015 at 6:28pm

  • MrsB Green Thumb says:

    It’s a gardenia.

    April 24th, 2015 at 6:14pm

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