are the ones let loose huge amounts of male pollen. The female positions herself downwind and catches his pollen grains from the air!
It’s a very ancient way. And in this windy country, with strong westerly winds, it works!
Our sneeziest plants are the introduced: gorse, macrocarpa, plantain, pine trees, olive, meadow foxtail grass, and privet.
In Flight of Pollen the native tree miro, and the native bush karamu, let fly huge amounts of pollen too …
It’s a long season of sniffles and sneezes for us!? A-tish-ho! A-tish-ho!