Thursday, June 8, 2023

What is that white fluff that trees give off?

There has been no ceasefire for several days. no matter how much we aspire or sweep, a layer of white fluff covers everything, It is the same on the road, looks like cotton but it is not. These days walking on paths and gardens has become a challenge not only for those who have allergies but also for those who are not allergic. Many believe that it is a type of pollen. open-mouth breathing in the case, for example, of people who run or do sports outside, may end up with a fright

But what are white flowers?

First of all, we must make it very clear that it is not pollen it is impossible. Pollen is the reproductive cell of plants and its size is smaller than that of these flowers. Therefore.. what is fluff, These white fibers that ‘float’ for a while and propel themselves through the air as if they could fly are the result of millions of years of evolution of certain types of trees.

his real name isVillainn this is how elms and other trees, such as banana trees or elms, among others, have been found Allow its seeds to spread in search of new places to germinate.

Unlike other species such as pines, whose seed is dropped and ‘jumped’ from the cone, which is much closer to the mother tree, Other trees have chosen to provide their descendants with a kind of ‘wings’ that allow seeds to travel further, The low weight of the seeds and the fact that they have a network of filaments like a hang glider or parachute, give them the possibility to float and fly at the mercy of the wind. In this way, nature manages to spread the seeds over a greater distance from the mother tree.

White fluff and allergies

Despite the widespread view that this pappus can be extremely dangerous to those allergic to pollen allergists explain that they are not. In principle, both the seed and the fiber are harmless to humans. The doubts with which many patients turn to specialists respond to a temporary situation during spring in mid-May, in which Dispersal of poplar or poplar seeds with pollen grains of other species.

And it is that, according to experts, allergy symptoms that coincide on the days in which pappus appears are due to a coincidence in the environment of the pollination peak. A moment that primarily responds to the high levels of pollination that the grass produces during this time of year. However, there is also pollen from other trees such as Olive trees or flat trees for shade.

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