Sept. 30, 2014
Getting a lot of comments from people wanting to know what's been causing their hay fever over the past couple of weeks. It's not grass pollen, as the grasses won't start flowering in a serious way for another few weeks. So that's the reason we are currently forecasting low grass pollen into the future.
Today's picture shows some of the common pollen types we saw today - from the weeds plantain and daisy and the trees birch and pine. Cypress pollen was there as well. As birch and plantain pollen can both cause hay fever, these plants are high on my list of likely culprits for any allergies at the moment. But discuss your symptoms with a doctor for a proper diagnosis.