Ragweed OR Goldenrod

The ragweed allergy season is upon us! One way to reduce the allergies is to reduce the allergen. This plant in the middle is ragweed. (Pink flowers are knapweed.)

Here is a good look at the leaves with small flower buds on top.

This is a look at other flowers of a plant.

And here is the whole plant by the roadside with pink flower (knapweed) and blue flower (chicory) in the background.

Here is a stand of goldenrod starting to flower. You can see hints of yellow on the top of the green.

Goldenrod leaves are more pointed as seen in this pic.

And the flowers start out more yellow.

As these plants mature and the flowers flesh out more, we will add pics, at least of the goldenrod. The ragweed probably will be cut as we have several that are allergic to it in our home.

2 Replies to “Ragweed OR Goldenrod”

  1. Beth,

    Thank you for your photos and discussion!

    For the VAST majority of pollen allergy-sensitive individuals, it’s the inconspicuous-flowering annual plant, ragweed, rather than the showy perennial, Goldenrod that adds to their misery. Ragweed pollen grains are much smaller and more reactive. Both plants share a most similar flowering season.


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