Have you ever felt the effects of ragweed pollen? Do you get stuffy the same time every year?
Ragweed’s pollen travels on the air.
It is a wind pollinated plant. Some plants that use the wind to carry their pollen from one flower to another are grasses, cattails, plantain, psyllium and trees (maples, birch, oaks) and conifers like pines and spruces.
Anemophilous, or wind pollinated flowers, are usually small and inconspicuous, and do not possess a scent or produce nectar. The anthers may produce a large number of pollen grains, while the stamens are generally long and protrude out of flower.
Look for plants and herbs that don’t have a showy flower or a scent to find plants that represent air, having smaller or no petals make it easier for the air to move their pollen around.
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VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: Element of Air part 2