How Does Pollen Cause Allergies
By Kathy Conner Cornell VCE Southside Master Gardener I have been dealing with a skin rash since Christmas. My doctor decided to do some bloodwork to see if something that is going into my body is causing the rash. One of the things that I have a high allergic reaction to is white oak Quercus alba, which we had joked that I can’t be allergic to that since that is the name of her practice. My master gardener mind couldn’t understand that because white oak is in the division Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants. Flowering plants have a pollinator relationship so are not wind pollinated or so I thought. I figured if I didn’t understand what is going on, maybe other folks didn’t either.