Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Ragweeds, Common and Giant

The pollen of ragweed drifting on the breeze can cause sneezing fits and allergy woes for those that suffer from hay fever. Common ragweed is the more compact of the two and can be recognized by the 'toothy' lobes of it's leaves. Giant ragweed can reach heights of twelve feet and has palm-like lobed leaves. Both plants sport spikes of greenish yellow flower heads that contain male and female flowers that bloom August through September.

4 comments:

  1. I never knew the difference between ragweed and golden rod. Every other person I talk to in the last few days has allergy problems. It is surely one of the worst seasonal plagues. Thanks for this info.
    QMM

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  2. BTW I made a special page for Poetry and am going to feature the poems in the booklet you game me. I love these poems. Hopefully I can learn some forms from it. Gonna look up Olivia Diamond.
    QMM

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  3. I love your posts. Simple yet informative.

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  4. It's pretty even though the pollen plagues people.

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