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Not to be confused with anthrophobia, the fear of people.

Anthophobia is an abnormal and persistent fear of flowers (from Greek roots anthos, flower, + phobos, fear).

Though sufferers generally understand that they face no threat from flowers, they invariably experience anxiety at the sight or thought. Any genus or species of flowers can instill fear, as can any flower part, such as a petal or stem.[1]

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  1. ^ "Definition of Fear of flowers from". January 12, 2000. Retrieved 2009-01-30.