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golden rod flowers with a carpenter bee on them

Goldenrod is a late summer, early autumn wildflower frequently blamed for causing allergies, but ragweed is the real culprit.

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director

The ample rain has been a benefit to many in the area. Lawns and landscapes have received ample moisture without the application of irrigation systems. Gardeners are, as a rule, happy with the generous precipitation.

For allergy sufferers, the mold and pollen have produced a challenging environment. With autumn officially arriving in less than two weeks, there will be some, but not complete, relief from the symptoms.

Goldenrod, the common late summer, early autumn wildflower, is frequently blamed for the onset of hay-fever symptoms. Sneezing, itchy and watering eyes, and the necessity to purchase tissue and antihistamines is all blamed on this wildflower. Read the full article here!


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