Last issue, on page 25 under a photograph of Goldenrod, the text states that Ragweed is 'insect pollinated' when in fact it is 'wind pollinated' and is therefore the cause of allergies.
You are absolutely correct! (As I know much to my own asthmatic sorrow).
While most people blame goldenrod, it is the one that is insect pollinated and whose pollen is too heavy to be borne on the wind. We will make the correction and thanks for picking this up.
Ugh! My apologies, I also know this since both ragweed and goldenrod are plentiful in our area. I let the wild goldenrod grow in sunny patches, and rip out the ragweed at its first sign since it bothers my sinuses. I thought it was a great tip to share and can’t believe I mistyped what I wanted to say. Thanks for catching this so we can correct it for others.
Ragweed is wind pollinated and the cause of many allergies.