Acer • Acer \eı-s r\
Trees & Shrubs
Conditions: Allergic rhinitis; allergic asthma; allergic conjunctivitis2 Symptoms: Itchy, stuffy, or runny nose; post-nasal drip; sneezing; itchy, red or watery eyes; asthmatic symptoms.
Physical description: Almost all species are deciduous; can grow up to 100 feet tall; grows quickly and has a shorter life span than many trees; most species have palmate leaves that grow up to 4 inches long and take on vibrant colors during fall
Environmental factors: Thrives in sunlight and mixed soil; grows paired fruits with winged seeds, known as samara; wind-pollinated
Cross-reactivity: Chestnut, maple
Included species: Acer negundo, acer palmatum, acer griseum
- “Acer.”Dictionary.com. http://www.dictionary.com/browse/acer?s=t
- “Cross-Reactivity.” HollisterStier. http://www.hsallergy.com/products/cross-reactivity/
- “Maple, Box Elder.” Pollen.com. https://www.pollen.com/research
Did You Know?
More commonly known as maple, acer’s iconic leaf adorns the Canadian flag.