Essay on Summer fever

Submitted By Melissa-Appadoo
Words: 295
Pages: 2

Summer fever
Over the past few years, people have been getting hay fever and therefore we need to make sure people reduce their chances of making their condition worse.
Hay fever is a common allergic condition, but how is it caused? It is all caused by pollination. Pollination is when the pollen from the anther transfers to the stigma. There are two ways of pollen transferring into another plant. It can be done by insect-pollination or wind-pollination. Insect- pollination is when insects carry pollen from plant to plant. Wind-pollination is when wind blows pollen into another plant. However, wind-pollination may not always get into a flower. It may go up your nose or into your eyes. If you have hay fever, you may start sneezing or have itchy eyes. Wind-pollination is more likely to cause these symptoms.
There are different kinds of plants with different ways of pollination. You need to be able identify these plants as then you will learn that you will have to be careful with these types. Examples of insect- pollinated plants are daisies, buttercups, tulips, roses and orchids. Examples of wind- pollinated plants are sugar cane, grass flower and cereal plants. Wind- pollinated and insect- pollinated plants can be identified by looking at their petals. Wind -pollinated plants have no nectar and dull petals whilst insect- pollinated plants have nectar and colourful petals. It is more likely that grass plants cause more hay fever cases. This is because these plants are wind…