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PINE Family (Pinaceae Family)


Get readings about Pine aeroallergens.

Tree pollen is dominant in the spring.
Pine pollen season extends from March to May.

Pine trees in Missouri:
  • Yellow or Short Leaf Pine (Pinus echinata)
  • Austrian or Black Pine (Pinus nigra)
  • Virginia Scrub Pine (Pinus virginiana)
Facts about Pine
  • Pine is a conifer (cone-bearing) that is wind-pollinated.
  • The pollen is very buoyant and can travel hundreds of miles.
  • Large pine pollen is the most visible and forms a yellow dust on dark objects when the trees are in bloom.
  • Even though it is abundant, pine pollen is seldom an important allergen.