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Re: Re: RE: RE: RE: allergies

I pulled one of those the other day out of the back yard.  Hmm, that may explain the problems I was having.  Thanks Marge!

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Marge Talt
Sent: 9/2/2004 11:52:26 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: RE: RE: RE: [CHAT] allergies

> > From: gardenqueen@academicplanet.com
> > It only does this on mornings I wake up and she's in the bed.  Rest
> of the time OK.  What the heck does ragweed look like anyway?
> ----------
> Ragweed is a sneaky plant; so unprepossessing it hides easily in
> taller plants.  It, not goldenrod, is the culprit this time of year;
> emitting billions of pollen grains that are carried on the wind.  
> Here's a photo of a young plant:
> http://stephenville.tamu.edu/~butler/foragesoftexas/weedcontrol/cpastu
> res/wsbl/images/ragweed.jpg
> Here's one of a mature plant just starting to flower - you have to
> look really close to find the flowers...they look like fatter tips to
> the stems:
> http://snipurl.com/8u2d
> Here's a page with several pix + info. with some close-ups of the
> flowers:
> http://snipurl.com/8u2g
> Here's a photo of the pollen grain magnified.....you can see why they
> are irritating to nasal membranes!
> http://snipurl.com/index.php
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
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