Ragweed causing allergy headaches
Many people are suffering from sneezing and sniffling right now due to allergies. While some are quick to blame the lovely yellow goldenrod, the culprit is really ragweed, said University of Illinois horticulture educator Candice Miller.
Ragweed is currently flowering in northern Illinois, releasing its lightweight pollen grains into the air by the millions. Each ragweed plant can produce an estimated 1 billion pollen grains.
In Illinois you’ll find two types of ragweed, both native annual plants. Common ragweed is found along roadsides, in cultivated fields, and in vacant lots and pastures. It grows 1 to 4 feet tall, with hairy stems and deeply-lobed leaves. It grows well in conditions that would knock out most plants.
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