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
Pinus Radiata (& other pinus)
pinus radiata
Gorse (Ulex)
gorse
Willow (salix)
willow
Poplar (Populus)
poplar
Oak (Quercus)
oak
Native Beech (Nothofagus)
native beech
Coprosma Species
coprosma
Birch (Betula)
birch
Native Podocarps (Rimu etc)
podocarp
Eucalyptus
eucalyptus
Manuka
manuka
Native Milkwoods
milkwood

Weeds

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

Grasses

Cocksfoot (Dactylis)
cocksfoot
Yorkshire Fog (Holcus)
yorkshire fog
Ryegrass (Lolium)
ryegrass
Tall Fescue (Festuca)
fescue
Prairie Grass (Bromus)
prairie grass
Meadow Foxtail (Alopecurus)
foxtail