All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Great Ragweed</strong> (close-up of male flowers)<br>
These innocent looking little yellow male flowers are the "bad guys" of Autumn; they dump out the allergy inducing pollen grains. Ragweeds are in the Aster Family, but I can't see any compo...
Great Ragweed (close-up of male flowers)

These innocent looking little yellow male flowers are the "bad guys" of Autumn; they dump out the allergy inducing pollen grains. Ragweeds are in the Aster Family, but I can't see any composite-like characteristics in these monoecious flowers! I have asked several botanists about this and none have answered the question to my satisfaction!

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