Name: Mango (Mangifera indica L.)
Location: Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii
When our mango trees are in flower, two things are certain: a) delicious fruit is on its way; b) I will be sneezing until the fruit replaces the blossoms. I am allergic to mango pollen, but fortunately I am not allergic to the wonderful fruit!
Tip for the allergy-prone from someone who has learned the hard way: Never hang your freshly laundered bedsheets out to dry on a clothesline strung under a mango tree that is in bloom! ;-)