Without pollination there would be no fruit or vegetables. Pollen is produced by plants and trees. Many people are allergic to pollen. For pollen sufferers it’s best to stay indoors on windy days and during the spring time. It’s also a good idea if you are an avid gardener to put your hair up under a hat and change your clothes after gardening. This will minimize how much pollen makes it into your house. Pollen is spread from one plant to another when the wind carries it or when insects or animals brush up against a plant. They pick up pollen from one plant and drop it on another plant.
- Everyone has personal experiences with pollen – in the spring it is everywhere and seems to coat everything!
- A lot of what moves pollen around is the process of pollination, in which different animals, the wind, and other means disperse pollen between plants.
- The presence of pollen in the air can cause allergies, especially for gardeners who are working outside with plants.
“In order to reproduce, plants need to be pollinated, and this is the reason that they produce pollen. Without pollination, plants will not produce seeds or fruit, and the next generation of plants. For us humans, pollination is so important because it is how food is produced.”