Goldenrod is bright yellow and, therefore, quite visible. The pollen of the goldenrod is heavy and waxy and could not possible float through the air and attack our sinuses.
Often a quiet sibling gets blamed for what the outgoing, lively sibling does. Often the outgoing sibling gets away with the offense. Sometimes life, as with weeds, is not fair.
Let's ask forgiveness to goldenrod. Give them a reprieve; they have been found guilty without due process of law. They are innocent. They are gracious and will accept our apologies for blaming them.
Goldenrod is the state flower of Alabama, Kentucky and Nebraska.