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Thread #162370   Message #3864130
Posted By: Steve Shaw
03-Jul-17 - 06:54 PM
Thread Name: BS: Weapons of mass weed destruction
Subject: RE: BS: Weapons of mass weed destruction
Well, like most things we'd call perfumes, the smell is caused by volatile organic compounds, in the case of oilseed given off by the flowers. When you smell a fragrant rose, it isn't pollen you're smelling, or even nectar. It's those pesky volatile compounds. The fragrance is to attract insect pollinators. The insects are the only way that oilseed pollen can get around.