Grasspollen concentration by day

There are several types of grass which release allergenic pollen, like rye, timothy, orchard and bermuda, but also corn pollen can cause problems. You can see in the graph below that the flowering period (in the Netherlands) starts early may and lasts until the end of july.

grass, foxtail
Meadow foxtail, five stages in ripening of the inflorescense and opening of the anthers to free pollen.
About Grasses

Poaceae or Gramineae is a large and nearly ubiquitous family of monocotyledonous flowering plants known as grasses. Poaceae includes the cereal grasses, bamboos and the grasses of natural grassland and cultivated lawns (turf) and pasture. Grasses have stems that are hollow except at the nodes and narrow alternate leaves borne in two ranks. The lower part of each leaf encloses the stem, forming a leaf-sheath. With ca 780 genera and around 12,000 species,[4] Poaceae are the fifth-largest plant family, following the Asteraceae, Orchidaceae, Fabaceae and Rubiaceae.

Grasslands such as savannah and prairie where grasses are dominant are estimated to constitute 40.5% of the land area of the Earth, excluding Greenland and Antarctica. Grasses are also an important part of the vegetation in many other habitats, including wetlands, forests and tundra. The Poaceae are the most economically important plant family, providing staple foods from domesticated cereal crops such as maize (corn), wheat, rice, barley, and millet as well as forage, building materials (bamboo, thatch, straw) and fuel (ethanol).

Though commonly called “grasses”, seagrasses, rushes, and sedges fall outside this family (see Grass (disambiguation)). The rushes and sedges are related to the Poaceae, being members of the order Poales, but the seagrasses are members of order Alismatales.

SEM-image Grasspollen

When you take a (very) close look at grasspollen, they look like this:

SEM image of grasspollen, copyright J.Derksen.