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What's all that fluff you've been seeing everywhere?

The weather outside may be frightful, but it has nothing to do with snow. Photo: Emelie Isacsson/TT

Published: 23.May.2019 07:53 hrs

No, it is not snow in May. But what is that white cotton-like fluff that has blanketed Stockholm and other parts of Sweden this week? Here's your answer.

It's a record amount of seeds from the aspen tree, a type of poplar whose seeds are dispersed together with these feathery fluff balls which help the seeds float in the air to reach new sites.

It's a record amount for the past decade, but will not cause problems if you're allergic to pollen.

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