Thursday, April 30, 2009


Goldenrod is blooming here and there on the island, including areas around Range Point. It adds a lovely splash of yellow to the landscape.

I feel a bit sorry for goldenrod because it frequently takes the rap for ragweed, another plant which causes a lot of problems for allergy sufferers and just happens to bloom at the same time. Ragweed has airborne pollen, but goldenrod pollen is heavy and sticky, and is carried by insects. So next time you see goldenrod, just enjoy!

No comments: