Pine pollen

Monique Reed monique at bio.tamu.edu
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 
grains.

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
TAMU



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