Pollen is basically the sperm of many plants. This thing either floats through the air or is carried there by animals to the flower on the other plant. It lands on the pistal, a small pad that’s often sticky to catch the pollen and it burrows it’s way into the plant hopefully fertilizing the plant. Pollen can come in multiple shapes, sizes and distribution systems. Ferns and coniferous plants use a similar system through their use of spores.
- Pollen can be felt and seen in the spring, and is a small grain produced by flowering and cone-bearing plants.
- Plants produce pollen in order to be pollinated, which helps them grow and produce seeds and fruit.
- In order to avoid pollen exposure, people who are allergic can wear masks, change their clothes often, or put their hair up to avoid trapping it in.
“Plants seem to give off a thorough dusting of this powdery substance that causes so many people miserable symptoms.”