Christchurch Botanical Gardens
John's Weather-Watcher
Christchurch, New Zealand

Pollen Watch



(Below you'll find a listing of the trees, weeds and grasses (together with images) causing problems for people with allergies this month).


If you suffer from pollen allergies (or think you may) you need to take extra care in the outdoors.

Typical hayfever symptoms include itchy and runny nose, sneezing, itchy and watery eyes. If you have these symptoms and have not seen a health professional you really should do so.

There are other pollen allergy related disorders with similar symptoms, including asthma.

Click to visit Allergy New Zealand for useful information, or phone 0800 340 800.

Different allergens come into play at different times of the year. March to June are the "quiet" months.

Trees, weeds and grasses contributing to the pollen count this month

Trees

Macrocarpa (Cupressus)
macrocarpa
Pohutukawa (Metrosideros)
pohutukawa
Rata (Metrosideros)
rata

Weeds

Plantain (Plantago)
plantain
Privet (Ligustrum)
privet
Dock (Rumex)
dock
Sorrel (Rumex)
sorrel
Chenopod Weeds (eg. Fathen)
chenopod

Grasses

Ryegrass (Lolium)
ryegrass
Tall Fescue (Festuca)
fescue
Dogstail (Cynosurus)
dogstail
Crested Dogstail (Cynosurus)
crested dogstail
Browntop (Agrosius)
browntop
Timothy (Phleum)
timothy