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What Does Ragweed Look Like?
When ragweed plants come into bloom, allergy sufferers pay the price.

When ragweed plants come into bloom, allergy sufferers pay the price.

David Beaulieu

Allergy sufferers will be quick to accept the classification of ragweed plants as "noxious weeds." Both common ragweed (pictured above) and giant ragweed are major contributors to hay fever.

Ragweed season may be dreaded by young and old alike. Vincent Iannelli, M.D warns parents not to jump to the conclusion that a kid's runny nose in fall is the result of a virus picked up at school: it is possible that ragweed is to blame.

Use my pictures and other resources to learn what ragweed looks like so that you can at least eliminate it from your own yard and thereby perhaps limit your exposure to the source of your hay-fever problems. Visit my gallery for more pictures of ragweed.

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