Cryptomeria fever

by Jonathan Damery, Associate Editor of Arnoldia
April 6, 2018

Cryptomeria fever

Cryptomeria japonica pollen cones

Cryptic flowers are often responsible for our sneezes. In Massachusetts, we have annual ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) to blame as one of the worst offenders. The small spikes of green flowers are so inconspicuous and drab, however, that it seems generations have attributed their runny noses in late summer and fall to more flamboyant suspects, like […]

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