Grasses

( lat. Grasses )

Kingdom: Plantae
Order: Cyperales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Grasses

Plant Allergy Overview

Allergenicity

Severe

Pollen Season

Spring to Fall

Type

Grass

Sub-Type

Perennial

Allergy Information

All species are wind-pollinated and usually produce large amounts of pollen. These plants are likely cause of allergy.


Genus Details

The most important allergenic plants are the grasses which are members of the largest family of wind-pollinated plants (POACEAE). The most pollination occurs during the summer months, but there are few exceptions. Below is a simplified table showing different pollination times for the important allergenic grasses by region. <div style="margin:10px;"><img src="http://www.pollenlibrary.com/library_images/grass-allergy-season.png" alt="grass allergy season" /></div>


Pollen Description


Genus Distribution

The shaded areas on the map indicates where the genus has been observed in the United States.

- Native, observed in a county 
- Introduced, observed in a county 
- Rarely observed


Species in Plantain Genus

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