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


Pollen Watch:  September 2020



(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

Pinus Radiata (& other pinus)
pinus radiata
Gorse (Ulex)
gorse
Willow (salix)
willow

Alder (Alnus)
alder
Poplar (Populus)
poplar
Oak (Quercus)
oak

Native Beech (Nothofagus)
native beech
Coprosma Species
coprosma
Elm (Ulmus)
elm

Sycamore (Acer)
sycamore
Maple (Acer)
maple

Weeds

Nettles (Urtica)
nettles

Grasses

Meadow Foxtail (Alopecurus)
foxtail