Pine pollen

Monique Reed monique at
Thu Nov 5 08:45:56 EST 1998

Yep, pine pollen looks like Mickey Mouse.  Spiky stuff is usually from 
composites.  When they do allergy testing, it's with an extract from the 
plant, not the actual pollen, so it must not have to do with the shape of the 

That said, it *is* true that spiky pollens are irritating to the nose.  This 
will get you one good sneeze or two even if you are not allergic.

Monique Reed

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