Lily stains from pollen can be a nightmare to remove from linen, carpets and clothing.
We go to great lengths to make sure we remove all of the pollen when we design flowers for weddings and events, but when you buy a bunch to take home that aren't open yet, you will need to be diligent in getting the pollen out as the blooms open.
To prevent stains while maintaining the beauty of the blooms, it is always best to pull the pollen out of your lilies by hand rather than using scissors. You'll need to be quick to give your hands a good wash after as well.
And now you know why florists tend to have yellow hands all the time!