Pollen Type: Grass

Cross-Reactivity: Barley, Bent Grass, Bluegrass, Kentucky & Canada Canary Grass, Reed Canary Grass, Fescue, Quack Grass

HS Allergy Extract: Timothy

Family: Poaceae

Genus/Species: Phleum pratense

Common Names: Timothy, Herd’s Grass

Distribution: Found throughout the United States except in arid regions.

Locations: Common and important pasture and hay grass in the humid areas of the northern United States. Common along roadsides, in fields, and waste places.

Pollinating Period: June & July

Pollination Method: Wind-pollinated

Description: Timothy is a short-lived perennial grass that grows 1 1/2’-4’. Upright culms (stems) arise from a bulb-like base forming large clumps. Blades are elongated and mostly flat. The crowded spikelets form a cylindrical panicle (loose branch which contains the seed heads) 1 1/2″ to 5″ long.

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