Timothy Grass • Phleum pratense
Conditions: Allergic rhinitis; allergic asthma; allergic conjunctivitis.
Symptoms: Itchy, stuffy, or runny nose; post-nasal drip; sneezing; itchy, red or watery eyes; cough.
Physical description: Can grow higher than 5 feet tall; has a cylindrical, spike-like purplish flower (cattail) that can grow 2-6 inches in length.
Environmental factors: Found in fields, meadows, roadsides and used for hay; attains its best development in cool, humid regions; reproduction is strictly by seed; can travel several hundred miles.
Cross Reactivity: Red top; barley; bluegrass; canary and orchard grass; peaches; watermelon; oranges; tomatoes; white potato.
- “Grass.”Merriam-Webster. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grass
- “Timothy Grass Care: Information About Timothy Grass Growing.” Gardening Know How. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/ cover-crops/timothy-grass-growing.htm
Did You Know?
Timothy grass is commonly used as food for your indoor pets including, rabbits, guinea pigs, and hamsters as well as outdoor animals including, horses, and sheep.