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This season, blame it on the mold

This is goldenrod and it’s probably not what is making you sneeze. Photo by Cynthia Hochswender

Everywhere you look, the fields and roadsides are full of the golden invasive weed known as goldenrod. While it might make your skin crawl to see all those plumes, they are not in fact the reason why your nose and throat are itchy.

I know, I know, you’re tired of hearing this but it isn’t goldenrod that triggers your late summer allergies; every allergy website in the world says that it’s ragweed not goldenrod that’s making you miserable. 

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