Lilies are beautiful flowers, but orange lily pollen can stain your clothes, household surfaces, and carpets easily. This guide explains how to remove lily pollen stains with a few simple tricks.

If you often bring lilies into your home, consider removing the anthers (the pollen-bearing oval tips inside the flower) early on, before the lily has opened properly. At this stage, they should still be rubbery, and therefore easy to gently remove without marking anything. If the flower has already opened, avoid lily pollen stains by carefully using a tissue to wrap the anthers as you pull them off. Dispose of these carefully, as lily pollen can be incredibly poisonous to pets.