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Re: RE: RE: RE: 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:


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:


Here's a page with several pix + info. with some close-ups of the


Here's a photo of the pollen grain magnified.....you can see why they
are irritating to nasal membranes!


Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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