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Hay fever: how the grass grows

Grass showing anthers (the brown bits dangling from the top of the grass) which shed pollen. Alopecurus pratensis; Meadow or Common Foxtail, one of the earliest flowering grasses in the UK (identification by Dr. John Bailey, Dept of Botany, University of Leicester).
Photographed at the Shady Lane Arboretum, next to Stoughton Farm Park, Leicester, UK, Monday 19-5-1997.
Olympus D-300 L digital camera in close-up mode.

 

Ryegrass not shedding pollen yet. Shady Lane Arboretum, Leicester, UK, Thursday 29-5-1997.
 

Cocksfoot not shedding pollen yet. Photographed at the Shady Lane Arboretum, next to Stoughton Farm Park, Leicester, UK, Monday 19-5-1997.


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