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September 10, 2014 / Leslie

Wordless Wednesday: Goldenrod


Almost wordless: I usually see Goldenrod in the prairie in large numbers creating waves of bright yellow. These two plants were in the woods, and I liked the way a small shaft of morning light illuminated them.

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  1. BermudaOnion / Sep 10 2014 9:55 am

    How can something so pretty cause so much sneezing?


    • Sheryl / Sep 10 2014 6:33 pm

      That was my thought exactly! Achoo!!!


    • Leslie / Sep 10 2014 8:15 pm

      Sneezing for me too. And scratchy eyes. This was my first walk in the prairie in several weeks and I’m still suffering for it two days later!


  2. Beth F / Sep 10 2014 11:58 am

    The main bloom in my wildflower garden!


  3. Beth Hoffman / Sep 10 2014 1:05 pm

    I love goldenrod, but it doesn’t love me back. *sneeze*


    • Leslie / Sep 10 2014 8:16 pm

      Same here. And swollen, scratchy eyes. It seems like it gets worse every year!


  4. Carol / Sep 10 2014 1:43 pm

    My daughter was just saying how pretty she thinks goldenrod is. This picture totally proves her point.


  5. carin / Sep 10 2014 8:15 pm

    A bit of trivia: it’s not goldenrod that affects allergies, it’s ragweed. They bloom at the same time and goldennrod’s pollen falls to the ground while ragweed pollen (a shorter plant) rises and *floats* — and that’s what makes us sneeze. But because it’s the tall wands of goldenrod we see, so we blame IT.

    Poor misunderstood goldenrod.
    Doncha love it even more now??


    • Leslie / Sep 10 2014 8:19 pm

      Ragweed is definitely a problem for me. Good to know I can stop blaming the Goldenrod now.

      An aside – the female Cottonwood tree gets all the allergy blame too because she drops the fuzzy bits, but it’s really the male and his invisible pollen that causes all the trouble. I know, because I have a male tree in my yard!


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