Pollen season is that frantic time of year when plants rush to reproduce. They do this by releasing the tiny grains to be fertilized by other plants, possibly many miles away.
Plants have evolved different ways to spread their pollen. Some rely on insects or animals (pollinators) to carry it from flower to flower. Others use water. And about 12% of plants send out their pollen to travel on the wind.
If you have hay fever, you’ll want to know about the windborne pollen season. Plants tend to release billions of the tiny grains to make sure some hit the spot. Pollen can end up in your nose and eyes, cause allergic reactions and trigger allergic rhinitis. Our pollen calendars below and in the klarify app tell you when some of the sneeziest types of pollen tend to be filling the air.
As to your personal pollen season, that will depend on your allergy trigger, the weather and where you live. Read on to find out how all that works and how to control seasonal allergies with the help of pollen data.