Goldenrod is unlikely to be the cause of allergy symptoms. Since this plant's blooming period coincides with the less conspicuous Ragweed, many wrongly thought that the former, rather than the latter, caused their sneezing and runny noses. As seen here, Goldenrod is bee pollinated. Ragweed is wind pollinated, so allergy sufferers are more likely to get worse symptoms on windy days. For more information on Goldenrod and other cool plants in the GEG, please look under the page to the right labeled "Therapeutic Plants in the Garden".