The Ahwatukee desert is a destination for many because of the warm climate and dry weather. It is also home to many plants that can wreak havoc on one’s allergies. Discover plants that are know allergenic triggers.
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Plantago ovata/in Arizona Allergenic Plant Guide, Weeds /by brianmillhollon
Plantago ovata is a weed native to the southwestern United States. It’s seeds have been used for food by native populations in Arizona and is a common source of psyillium – a dietary fiber found in products such as Metamucil. Following a wet winter, Plantago ovata can be found growing wild in the desert and […]
Annual Bluegrass (Poa annua)/in Arizona Allergenic Plant Guide, Grasses /by brianmillhollon
Kentucky bluegrass is the most common turfgrass in the United States. Its use as a turf grass in Arizona is limited to the cooler parts of the state, typically at elevations about 5000 ft, although it may be used in some aggressively maintained golf courses at lower elevation. Annual bluegrass is a weedy variety that invades […]
Alternaria alternata/in Arizona Allergenic Plant Guide, Mold /by brianmillhollon
Alternaria is a ubiquitous mold found almost everywhere in the country and is a normal agent of decay and decomposition as well as plant associated disease.
Palo Verde (Parkinsonia microphylla)/in Arizona Allergenic Plant Guide, Pollen, Trees /by brianmillhollon
Palo Verde is one of the most common trees of the Sonoran Desert and is found throughout southern Arizona and southeastern California. Starting in April, the Palo Verde produces a brite yellow flower that stands in contrast to it’s characteristic green trunk and branches. In late spring it is common to see the Palo Verde covered […]
Alligator Juniper (Juniperus deppeana)/in Arizona Allergenic Plant Guide, Trees /by brianmillhollon