POLLEN IN LOS ANGELES : Outlook for January

Trees: Alder and walnut are blooming extremely early this year. Black walnut is the worst allergy offender of the walnut family.

Weeds: Weed season has finally ended.

Grasses: Grasses will be mostly dormant until late February, early March.

Molds: Molds will continue to be sporadic and with major increases following periods of precipitation.

Source: Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America, Los Angeles Chapter.

A free brochure, "Common Allergenic Plants of Southern California", is available by writing AAFA, 5410 Wilshire Blvd., 1008, LA, CA 90036.

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