Friday, September 7, 2007

Goldenrod


The goldenrod is in bloom along Route 100, across the Deerfield River from Adams Farm. Goldenrod signals the end of summer and, for many, it also signals the beginning of the fall allergy season. Many allergy sufferers think it is the colorful and copious goldenrod blooms that are responsible for their misery, but few people are actually allergic to goldenrod. The real culprit is ragweed, a non-descript plant that grows along roadsides and in fields. Ragweed blooms at the same time as goldenrod, but its "flowers" are green and blend in with surrounding vegetation.





Ragweed

2 comments:

lorraine said...

I luv your pictures on Google makes me homesick and remembering how beautiful Vermont is. Lorraine

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the comparison:)