No flowers for Easter

Lilies are viewed by many people as the traditional flower for Easter but for others, the presence of these attractive but strongly scented and high pollen-bearing flowers can trigger headaches, nausea and even respiratory issues.

Lilies are viewed by many people as the traditional flower for Easter but for others, the presence of these attractive but strongly scented and high pollen-bearing flowers can trigger headaches, nausea and even respiratory issues.

The Vancouver Island Health Authority asks family members and friends of loved ones in hospitals and residential care facilities to be scent considerate to those with health problems associated with lilies and other strongly scented and pollen-bearing flowers when bringing bouquets to loved ones to celebrate the Easter holiday. Pollen-bearing flowers can cause reactions severe enough to require medical intervention.