Anthophobia is a type of anxiety disorder that is characterized by an irrational and excessive fear of flowers or plants. People with anthophobia may feel intense fear, panic, or anxiety when they are in the presence of flowers or plants, or even when they think about them.

This fear can cause significant distress and can interfere with a person’s daily life. It may also lead to avoidance behaviors, where the person actively avoids situations or places where they may be exposed to flowers or plants.

Anthophobia can be treated with various forms of therapy, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and exposure therapy. Medications may also be used in some cases to help manage symptoms.