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Fun Facts About Ragweed
Fun Facts About Ragweed in Atlanta, Lawrenceville, & Conyers, GA
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Each ragweed plant can produce over a billion grains of pollen which can travel up to 400 miles in the air!
Some people with ragweed allergy develop a type of food allergy which causes mouth itching with fresh banana, melons, sunflower seeds, honey and some other fruits and vegetables.
Common ragweed was used as a source of food for Native Americans prior to the use of maize. They would also use the stalks to manufacture rope!
75% of people that are allergic to pollen are allergic to ragweed.
Ragweed heights range from a few inches to more than 12 feet. Giant ragweed grows from 12 to 18 feet tall in moist soils.
Animals which eat ragweed seeds include: Meadow Vole, Dark-eyed Junco, Brown-headed Cowbird, Northern Bobwhite, Purple Finch, Mourning Dove, American Goldfinch, and the Red-bellied Woodpecker.
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